Woman charged with criminal speed twice in one day in New Sharon

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NEW SHARON — A Harmony woman was jailed Monday after being charged twice with speeding 30 mph over the limit on Mercer Road, Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. wrote in a release.

Deputy Brian McCormick stopped a car going 70 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone at 11:01 a.m., according to Nichols. McCormick issued Nichole McCarthy, 27, a summons on a charge of criminal speed and was released at the scene.

At about 2 p.m. McCormick was patrolling Mercer Road and saw a vehicle going 87 mph in a 55 mph zone, Nichols wrote. He stopped it and recognized the driver as McCarthy. She was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of criminal speed and taken to the Franklin County jail in Farmington.

During the booking process, prescription drugs not prescribed to her were found, Nichols wrote. She was charged with felony trafficking in prison contraband and misdemeanor unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. 

McCarthy posted $300 cash bail and was released from jail. She is scheduled to appear in a Farmington court on March 27.

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Nichole McCarthy (Franklin County Detention Center)

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