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Woman in custody

(Holtville woman arrested)…Tina Sue Smith was taken into custody by Sheriff’s Deputies.

The Sheriff’s office says Deputies were patrolling the area of Pine Avenue and 5th Street when they spotted the woman. Smith was a suspect in a theft. As the Deputies spoke with the woman they noticed she was trying to swallow something. They told her to spit out what she had in her mouth. Smith spit out multiple bindles containing over 2 grams of methamphetamine. The narcotics were seized and Smith placed under arrest. She was charged with transportation of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for sales. She was booked into County Jail.