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Bond set for Ga. social worker caught with drugs

4:01 PM, Dec 15, 2013   |    comments
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JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Bond has been set at $25,000 for a state social worker who police said was carrying illegal drugs while she was driving a client to a group home.

Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen has said 38-year-old Ericka Thompson was stopped Saturday for a tag violation when an officer smelled marijuana. Allen has said the officer searched the car and also found small amounts of cocaine and Oxycontin.

WGCL-TV recorded Thompson's court appearance Sunday. The judge said Thompson, a Henry County Division of Family and Children Services employee, is charged with DUI, drug possession and driving with an expired tag.

Thompson said she'll be able to make bond, and a preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 14.

The judge said that he would appoint an attorney to represent her.

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