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Dresden woman arrested on drug charges

Margaret Boswell

Story by Senior Investigative Reporter Shannon Taylor

On Nov. 20 around 6:57 p.m. Deputy Seth Callens with the Weakley County Sheriff’s Office observed an older model Chevy Malibu traveling south on Linden Street by Casey’s in Dresden.

Callens observed that the vehicle didn’t have a working brake light on the passenger side and initiated a stop on Highway 22 at Marathon parking lot.

Callens then made contact with the driver, 50-year-old Margaret Boswell, and advised her of the stop as well as running her license, registration and insurance which came back valid.

Boswell came to speak with Callens at the front of his patrol vehicle and Callens asked Boswell if there was anything illegal in her vehicle and she stated no. Callens then asked for permission to search the vehicle which she gave.

From there, Callens and Officer Thomas Travis with the Dresden Police Department conducted a consensual search of the vehicle. While searching, Travis noticed a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine in a Montego Red 100’s cigarette container in a plastic bag along with two smoked marijuana joints.

At that time, Boswell was placed under arrest and advised of her Miranda Rights. Callens then asked if Boswell would speak with him and she stated that she would. Callens asked her who the cigarette container belonged to and she stated that it was hers but she only claimed possession of the marijuana joints.

Boswell was charged with possession of schedule II, simple possession and violation of light law. She was booked with the Weakley County Detention Center.

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