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UPDATE: Misty Morrissey facing additional drug charges

UPDATE: Misty Morrissey facing additional drug charges

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WEST UNION | On Monday, Fayette County Sheriff's deputies arrested Misty J. Cook Morrissey for violating conditions of her pretrial release on an earlier drug charge. On Tuesday, she had more drug charges filed against her.

Misty, 37, of West Union and formerly of Waterloo, is the mother of Lyric Cook-Morrissey, one of two girls from Evansdale kidnapped and murdered in July 2012.

Morrissey was originally arrested Nov. 25 after a search discovered that she was allegedly in possession of and selling controlled substances out of her West Union home.

She was released later on pretrial to the Department of Correctional Services adult probation and parole. But on Monday, Morrissey's pretrial was revoked for several violations including the use of controlled substances.

On Tuesday, deputies conducted a search of her residence and found methamphetamine inside as well as several items of drug paraphernalia.

She was transported to the Fayette County Jail and is being held on a no-bond warrant at this time. Her other charges are still pending from the November arrest.

Tuesday morning, she was charged with possession of methamphetamine, third offense, which is a Class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


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