CCSO: Woman charged after social media video shows her preparing to smoke pot

Thumbnail Candace Keene
Candace Keene (Photo: CCSO)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A woman was arrested after a social media video showed her about to smoke marijuana, according to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say they got a tip Thursday morning that 33-year-old Candace Keene was on Facebook live preparing marijuana to be smoked. Investigators say they then reviewed the social media account and saw the video. Deputies went to the her home and spoke to her about the video, which she reportedly did not deny.

Investigators obtained a search warrant and seized marijuana and a controlled prescription medication that was not prescribed to Keene, deputies say.

She was arrested and placed into a patrol vehicle where she reportedly “told a deputy that she was going to urinate in the vehicle purposely.”

Keene was transported to the Columbus County Jail and served with warrants for Possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule VI-controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and damage to government property. She received a $4,000 secured bond.

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