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California woman jailed on drug, weapons charges

A California woman initially pulled over by state troopers on I-75 in Campbell County for window tint violations was arrested Friday night on numerous charges.

Trooper Matt Raines reported that he had pulled over a car driven by 32-year-old Amanda Laird of California along I-75 South for a window tint violation, but noted that she was acting suspiciously as he spoke to her, refusing to make eye contact. The woman told the officer she had been visiting family in Kentucky but was unable to tell him which city she lived in.

After granting permission for the trooper to search her car, Laird gave him a black bag with two pistols inside and told him that a man had forced her to take possession of the bag and a locked strong box found in the car when she had stopped at the Caryville exit.

Inside the box, officers found another pistol, almost six grams of meth and drug paraphernalia.

At that point, Laird was taken into custody and a more thorough search of her car turned up approximately $1200 in cash, 11 cell phones, numerous receipts from money transfers between Michigan and California, and bottles of prescription medicine in someone else’s name.

She has been charged with several drug and weapons charges, as well as moving violations and money laundering and is currently being held at the Campbell County Jail.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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  1. Timothy Mark Cornell

    You need to talk to her husband Timothy mark Cornell sometimes Carnell. Marriage in Nebraska. 21344 Paula Lane. Apple valley ca. They have shared several phones together last one he had was 1760 5770713. All phones were in Timothy Carnell. Alias but it’s Cornell. Metro Pcs phone company out of Barstow. His lines suspended now. Of course. That’s someone u need to talk to but he’s a pathological liar. And split personalities from excessive and many years of meth abuse. Tim and Amanda were joined at the hip. He’s no good. You want info on her. Right here in Apple Valley, Ca. Timothy Mark Cornell. Check their phone records there’s proof everywhere. 760 405-8796 here was 909 always started with a 909. Check those you’ll get your info. Sincerely Ann. . P/s Tim lives in the garage of his sisters house. He has a red Volvo and a green truck. Unlicensed lol. Yeah that’s her man! Good luck Mark and Ann. Regarding the Amanda Laird case!

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