Justice has come clean after a woman who stashed meth in a washing machine as officers arrived at her home has been given 180 days in jail.
Samantha Grissom Scott, 49, was ordered to serve 180 days of an eight-year sentence, forfeit cash found at the scene, and pay a $2,000 fine for possession of meth with intent to deliver.
Charges were leveled against Scott after deputies arrived at her home looking for a man wanted on outstanding warrants. When they announced their arrival, a man came to the door and then stepped back in, locking the door behind him.
A short standoff ensued with Scott finally coming out about 30 minutes later, followed by Scott Alan Bell a few minutes after her. Officers then searched the house. While they did not find the man they were seeking, they did come across a half an ounce of meth inside a bag. They also smelled a strong chemical odor and followed it into a room that contained a washing machine.
“Methamphetamine was found in the clothes washer where the strong chemical odor had originated,” said sheriff’s investigator Steven Carpenter, noting the drugs weighed 4.7 ounces.
The lawman pointed out there was evidence to tie Scott to the washing machine meth.
Said Carpenter in his warrant, “Samantha Scott had chemical stains on her shirt that she was wearing.”
Bell has already been sentenced for his part in the crime.