Monday pleads; goes to jail following drug screen

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By Susan Sharp

After entering her guilty plea to felony possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of drug paraphernalia charges Charlisa Buffy Monday’s day in court should have been over.

However, after she failed a drug screen within minutes of the plea, Monday was back before the judge.

Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton was informed during Monday afternoon’s court session she had tested positive for four substances.

Methamphetamine, amphetamine, oxycontin and methadone were found in her system, according to state probation officials.

Monday attempted to take issue with the drug screen saying she had not abused any illegal drugs.

 “Are you willing to bet about 90 days in jail on that,” Sexton asked her adding the screen could be sent for further analysis.

When Monday persisted in her argument, Sexton took the opportunity to remind her of a prior conviction for meth she had in Claiborne County.

“I am totally in the wrong for having it in my system,” Monday then said. Sexton said he was attempting to help Monday but she refused to cooperate.

“You won’t be straight with me,” the judge said.

As Monday continued talking, in a rushed voice, Sexton advised her to “simmer down.”

“Forced rehab is what is about to happen,” he said.

Without acknowledging Sexton’s words, Monday kept talking.

“You are in violation of your probation, that’s enough,” the judge said.

Monday was placed in custody at that point.

Her court appearance on Monday was a result of two events that occurred in the fall of 2008.

In September 2008, Monday was arrested by LaFollette Police for on drug paraphernalia and narcotics charges. Her next arrest was in the following month.

At that time, the LPD again levied multiple charges against Monday.

These also included narcotics and paraphernalia charges.