Police: Woman tried to furnish prisoner drugs

LIBERTY — Liberty police arrested an Anderson woman last week after they said she tried to provide a prisoner with drugs at the Pickens County Airport.

Jill Marie Holter, of Kauffman Drive in Anderson, was charged with conspiring to distribute a controlled substance and furnishing a prisoner with a controlled substance. Arrest warrants accuse Holter of furnishing a prisoner on work detail at the airport with 15 Hydrocodone tablets.

According to a release from Liberty police chief Adam Gilstrap, officers were called to the airport on Aug. 15 to investigate suspicious activity. An airport employee told officers a woman had been in the office asking about flying lessons and acting strangely, according to an incident report.

The employee told officers the woman had a purse and a white plastic bag in her hands, then went to the restroom and returned without the plastic bag.

When the woman left, the employee said he went into the restroom and removed the trash bag from the can, finding 15 white pills, a bag of synthetic marijuana and a pack of rolling papers.

Officers spoke to an inmate who was cutting grass at the airport, but he denied knowing the woman and said “nobody had brought him anything.”

Holter was arrested on Aug. 20, and she was being held Tuesday on a pair of $5,000 surety bonds at the Pickens County Law Enforcement Center.