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Duggar Woman Attempts To Smuggle Drugs Into Jail

Last updated on Friday, May 18, 2012

(BLOOMFIELD) - A Dugger woman sentenced in March for shoplifting compounded her legal problems when she showed up at the county jail to begin serving her sentence with a legend drug and nicotine patches stuffed in an elastic wrap around her right foot.

Nick Schneider of the Greene County Daily World reports that Gloria L. Marlowe arrived at the jail March 16 to serve the six days of executed sentence that was handed down to her by Greene Superior Court Judge Dena Martin after she entered a guilty plea to theft - a class A misdemeanor.

During the booking and "dress down" procedure, Greene County Jail Matron Roberta Pierce noticed that Marlowe had placed several items inside of an Ace bandage that was wrapped around her right foot. The items included five Seroquel 50 mg. tablets and seven nicotine patches.

Seroquel, which is considered a legend drug under Indiana law and requires a medical prescription, is used clinically to treat symptoms of mental/mood conditions, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to www.webmd.com.

Marlowe told the jail matron that she did not have a prescription for the medication. She stated that she took the tablets from the daughter of her boyfriend, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by Greene County Sheriff's Department Deputy James O'Malley.

The Dugger woman stated that she brought the tablets into the jail to help her sleep.
In addition, she told authorities that she is a heavy smoker and needed the nicotine patches to satisfy her habit, O'Malley stated in the probable cause affidavit.

On May 11, Greene County Probation Officer Patrick Hillenburg filed a petition to revoke Marlowe's March suspended sentence - alleging that she violated terms of her probation.

At her initial hearing, the court explained that on the shoplifting charge, she was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 174 day suspended. She was also placed on probation for 180 days upon completion of six days in jail and ordered to comply with probation conditions - which included not using, possessing or transporting any controlled substances unless they are legally prescribed by a licensed physician.
Judge Martin set an evidentiary hearing for 2 p.m. on June 13 and ordered Marlowe held without bond until the hearing date.

Her court-appointed attorney, Greene County Public Defender Alan Baughman, filed a motion to set bond.

Judge Martin denied that motion May 14.

On the legend drug charge, Marlowe will have a pre-trial hearing at 2:30 p.m. on June 25.

In that case, a motion was filed by the defense and denied by the court to set bond.
Marlowe was originally charged in October 2011 with stealing a variety of items from the Linton Super Walmart store.

She pleaded guilty to theft, a class A misdemeanor as part of a negotiated plea agreement.

Marlowe, who had been shopping at the Linton Super Walmart store on Oct. 30, 2011, put grocery and other items in her shopping cart, then went to the lawn and garden department and stuffed a miscellaneous group of items into her purse, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by Linton Police Officer Nick Yingling.

According to the affidavit, Marlowe paid for some grocery and other items, but she stole other items - mostly cosmetics - after walking out of the store without paying for them.

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