Bribery Charges

A Southside woman faces charges for trying to bribe a witness. Amy Martin was arrested on May 23 and charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and driving with a Revoked Driver’s License. The routine traffic stop found Martin to be in possession of hydrocodone and morphine. And, then, on May 28th, Martin was arrested on the new offence of Bribery of a Witness. Agents from the Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit and the District Attorney’s office were conducting an undercover operation when they uncovered that Martin had offered a thing of value to her cellmate in an effort to get her to confess that the she - the cellmate - actually owned the drugs that were subject to her arrest on May 23rd in attempt to have the Court dismiss her charges. Bribery is a Class C felony and with Martin’s prior criminal history she faces 10 to 99 years in the State Penitentiary. Martin is being held at the Etowah County Detention Center on no bond. Etowah District Attorney Jimmie Harp said the investigation into the Bribery Case is ongoing and more charges are possible.


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