On December 09, 2013 the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested Patricia Sweat, age 59, of Hoxie on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and on some misdemeanor warrants from Lawrence County, Craighead County and Bono.

Deputies went to Sweat’s residence in Hoxie in regards to the warrants. Deputies advised Sweat of the warrants and that she was under arrest.

While Sweat was getting herself together the deputies notice several items of drug paraphernalia. Sweat is on probation and a SIS for a prior drug charge. Deputies then conducted a search and discovered marijuana and more items of drug paraphernalia. Some of the drug paraphernalia items had cocaine residue and others where used to smoke marijuana.

Sweat was transported to the Lawrence County Jail to await a bond hearing. Sweat is scheduled for Circuit Court on January 03 on the new charges.

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