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3 women arrested after narcotics found at Manatee drug court

MANATEE — Three woman were arrested after they were found with drugs when they showed up for drug court Tuesday morning, according to Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Veronica Smith, 25, was arrested on an active warrant, deputies said. As deputies were searching her, they found a syringe, a bottle of urine, four Roxicodone pills, 23 Soma pills and a spoon.

Smith said the urine and syringe belonged to another woman, 23-year-old Heather Foy. Smith told deputies she and Foy had gotten high in the judicial center bathrooms on several occasions.

Foy had one Roxicodone pill and a tourniquet.

The judge ordered a third woman searched. Caeli Kenney, 19, had two Tamadol pills and four Roxicodone pill hidden in her groin area, deputies said.

As of Wednesday morning, Smith was being held on bonds totaling $11,000, including $10,000 for a warrant out of Sarasota County. The other two women were being held on $1,000 bonds. All three women were charged with possession of a controlled substance.

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