Mississippi woman arrested after pill bottle with fentanyl found

Published 6:45 am Wednesday, February 15, 2023

A Mississippi woman was arrested after officers discovered a pill bottle containing fentanyl in her house.

Vicksburg Police found the bottle while investigating a narcotics complaint.

Veronica Lewis, 58 of Vicksburg, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of nonviolent child abuse due to the proximity of the drugs to small children who live in the residence.

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In Vicksburg Municipal Court on Monday, Judge Angela Carpenter set Lewis’s bond at $140,000 and bound her over to the Warren County Grand Jury.