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Arraignment set for alleged pot mailers

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By The Staff

The Lawrenceburg woman who allegedly allowed 8 pounds of marijuana to be mailed to her home in exchange for crack cocaine is scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court.
Diana L. Hart of 303 Vail Drive was charged with trafficking marijuana in April when a postal inspector tracked a large box to her home that was mailed from an address in California.
The post office alerted the Lawrenceburg Police Department, which arrested Hart and Lexington resident Tenisha Y. Higgins. Both are charged with trafficking marijuana, over 5 pounds, a Class C felony.
Hart allegedly allowed the package to be mailed to her address in exchange for the crack, which police said was for “her personal use.”
Armed with a search warrant, police searched Hart’s home and found the box, which contained eight packages of marijuana that had been shrink-wrapped and covered in dryer sheets to hide the odor.
In his citation, officer Josh Satterly wrote that he observed Hart contact Higgins on a speaker phone and told her to come get the package.
Satterly said the two agreed to meet in the West Park Shopping Plaza. He said that when Higgins arrived, she pulled up next to Hart, had a brief conversation before both left and met in the parking lot of a nearby gas station.
Once there, Satterly said that Hart signaled to Higgins to flee.