Stone County woman arrested on charge involving meth


Stone County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Rick Crome was dispatched to a Westwind Drive residence, Wednesday, Dec. 11, on a call that a woman was screaming.

Upon arrival, it appeared to the officer that no other vehicles were at the residence. Using his spotlight, Crome stated he saw a figure moving within the residence and ordered the subject to come out, according to the affidavit of probable cause for arrest.  

A woman, identified as Regina Thomas (pictured), 40, soon emerged. Crome noticed a white powdery substance on her upper lip and around her left nostril. 

Thomas denied using anything when asked by Crome when she last used. Thomas also stated when asked about the substance on her face that it was “her coke,” according to the affidavit. 

After receiving permission to double-check the residence for other persons, Crome and another deputy entered the home and found a baggie of a crystalline substance, which later tested positive as methamphetamine. 

Thomas was arrested and taken to jail. She is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

Image via Stone County Sheriff’s Office

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  1. This woman has severe mental health issues, she does not need jail or prison, she needs mental health services. They have “detained” her MULTIPLE times and the people who come and “test” her always say she is fine and let her go. She is not fine. I have known this woman for over 35 years, and she is NOT okay. Regina was homecoming queen, she did well in school, she was beautiful, vibrant and full of life. Someone, somewhere gave her something that really changed her mind. She doesn’t speak complete sentences that make sense, she just babbles. Regina would have NEVER EVER EVER used meth, I know because we were both at a “party” where others were using and she said we needed to leave because she didn’t want to be around people who were “geeking”. So, for those of you reading this story, understand that she is sick and that she needs help, not jail. Her mental capacity, sober, is that of a 5 year old. She is a butterfly and someone clipped her wings.

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