Woman pleads guilty to drug and DWI charges

Published 12:28 pm Sunday, July 16, 2017

By Michael Stoll, Austin Daily Herald

AUSTIN — An Austin woman found hiding 11.4 grams of cocaine in her vagina and $823 in her bra after being arrested in January for DWI has pleaded guilty to two charges.

Rachel Thomas

Rachel Ann Thomas, 25, pleaded guilty to felony third-degree drug possession of 10 grams or more of cocaine and gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI as part of a plea agreement in Mower County District Court on Friday.

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She initially pleaded not guilty to the charges.

According to the court report, Thomas was arrested after failing several field sobriety tests during a traffic stop on Jan. 1. The officer discovered she was also on probation for a felony drug crime.

Thomas was brought to the Mower County Jail, where she tested a 0.17 on the Breathalyzer test. A jailer found the money and cocaine during a search after Thomas denied having any contraband on her person.

Thomas is scheduled for sentencing on Nov. 17.

— Jason Schoonover contributed to this article