Woman serving probation for killing cyclist arrested on meth charges

Published: Mar. 15, 2018 at 2:50 PM MDT
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A Hollister woman was arrested on drug possession charges by a Twin Falls Sheriff’s Office deputy; she was previously sentenced to 90 days in jail and seven years’ probation after killing a cyclist in 2016.

Law enforcement brought Hollie Winnett, 34, from her place of employment to the residence.

According to court documents, the deputy assisted probation and parole Wednesday night at a Hollister residence where they found illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia during a residential check.

The deputy with his K-9 searched the common parts of the residence and camper and found drug paraphernalia and a small clear plastic bags with white residue and a bag with a green leafy substance, and when asked, Winnett said they were hers, court documents said.

While probation and parole conducted a mouth swab test on Winnett, she stated that she was 26 weeks pregnant and had used methamphetamine within the past 24-48 hours and began to cry, court documents said. After conducted a drug test, police arrested Winnett on felony possession of methamphetamine, one misdemeanor drug counts and two possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police tested the apparent drugs which tested presumptively positive for marijuana and methamphetamine.

Winnett was arraigned on charges Thursday. She is being held on a $100,000 bond and her preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 23.

The courts sentenced Winnett in March 2017 after she stuck and killed firefighter Ryan Franklin while he was out cycling in May 2016 south of Kimberly.