Branch County Woman Arrested In IMAGE Investigation
Friday Jun 20, 2014 1:02am
Steuben County Courthouse Angola, IN
By: Jim Measel
(ANGOLA) - A woman from Union City, Michigan was arrested by the Steuben County Sheriffs Department on Thursday following an investigation by the IMAGE Drug Task Force. Federal authorities were also involved in the investiation which led to the arrest of 41-year-old Kaila T. Griffith. She was arrested on two warrants for a Class B felony of Dealing in a Schedule Two controlled substance and a Class C felony of Dealing in a Schedule Four Controlled Substance. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Steuben County Sheriffs Department were also involved in the investigation that started around June 1st.
According to Steuben County court documents, Griffith allegedly sold Xanax for $200 on June 3rd to a confidential informant and an undercover officer. Another alleged sale took place on June 9th in which an IMAGE undercover officer bought $620 worth of Narco's. Both of the alleged sales took place in Fremont.
An initial hearing was held on Friday where a total bond from the two cases was set at $75,000. Not guilty pleas were entered on her behalf by Magistrate Randy Coffey. The cases will go through Steuben Circuit Court where a pre-trial conference was scheduled for July 14th. The Sheriffs Department says the investigation is ongoing and more criminal charges are expected to be filed with the Steuben County Prosecutors office.