Casper Police Arrest Mother, Daughter on Drug Charges During Home Check
A mother and daughter were arrested on drug charges during a home check performed by probation and parole agents on Thursday.
Holly Ann Hicks, 36, and Phyllis Ann Hicks, 64, were each booked into jail on charges of possession of marijuana and suboxone, as well as being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Probation and parole agents went to a home on West Ninth Street, where the Hicks' live, to conduct a house check. Police officers were asked to respond after agents found the Hicks' appeared to be under the influence of drugs.
Holly Hicks reportedly told officers that she and her mother sleep in one bedroom, while her father sleeps in another bedroom. She also allegedly said she sometimes "makes a mistake and takes drugs," according to court documents, though she maintained no illegal drugs were in the home.
Holly Hicks said she only took prescription medications including Ativan and Suboxone.
The mother and daughter reportedly admitted to using methamphetamine in the days prior. Probation and parole agents searched the home and found a syringe containing a small amount of liquid in the bathroom as well as a pill bottle with a black tar-like substance inside.
Two opened packages of Suboxone were allegedly found on top of a dresser, and a small amount of marijuana was found inside a dresser drawer.
A trained drug recognition expert believed Holly Hicks was under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant as well as a depressant, while Phyllis Hicks was allegedly under the influence of narcotic analgesics and depressants.
A drug dog allegedly found a small amount of marijuana in the mail box at the entrance of the apartment building, though there was no way to determine the ownership of the marijuana.
Holly Hicks reportedly told police the drugs belonged to her father. Phyllis Hicks maintained she had a prescription for the Suboxone, though no prescription or drug store container bearing her name could be found.
Both women were on probation at the time of the incident, and each was previously convicted at least three times on drug charges. Probation and parole agents expected to work on revoking their probation.