SAGLE — A welfare check earlier this month caused a Bonner County woman to be brought up on methamphetamine trafficking charges, court records show.
Mariah Wade Doney was charged with trafficking after sheriff’s deputies discovered more than 30 grams of the stimulant in her bedroom on Sept. 23. Deputies were summoned to Doney’s home to check on the living conditions of two children living in the home, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Doney, the affidavit said, consented to the search of her bedroom and purse after a suspected meth pipe and empty drug bindles were in plain sight. Deputies recovered a bag fitted with magnets they suspected was meant to attach to the frame of a vehicle.
Doney posted a $5,000 surety bond. A preliminary hearing in the case is set for Oct. 2.