Woman convicted for trying to sell prescription pills

A 45-year-old woman was convicted of possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone.

Mary Lynn Cansler was trying to sell her prescription pills, according to release from Knox County District Attorney General Office.

Possession with intent to sell and deliver oxycodone is a Class C felony, which carries a punishment between three and six years.

Judge Steve Sword set Cansler’s case for sentencing on Nov. 3.

A Knox County Sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop after a vehicle made an illegal U-turn on June 11, 2015.

The sheriff’s deputy arrested the driver of the vehicle for an outstanding warrant. Cansler was a passenger in the vehicle. The deputy also found a single pill in a plastic bag in the car.

Cansler told the sheriff’s deputy she had a hidden pill bottle inside her body cavity after the she was asked if she had more contraband.

A consensual search of her cell phone revealed text messages showing Cansler was selling pills that she’d been prescribed.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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