Love vs. Law
Drug-laced kiss a bad deal for Madison woman
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:00 AM
A kiss has landed a Madison woman in jail.
Jefferson County sheriff's deputies arrested Natasha D. Hoffman, 24, Monday on allegations she gave a pill to an inmate. She faces a charge of dealing a controlled substance, a Class A felony.
Police began their investigation when Charles Martin, an inmate at the Jefferson County Jail, returned from a court appearance with a suboxone pill in his pocket, police said.
Authorities reviewed security footage from a Courthouse camera, which they said shows Hoffman taking a pill from her purse, placing it in her mouth and kissing Martin.
Although the term "dealing" typically involves a monetary transaction, Indiana law defines the criminal aspect of dealing a controlled substance as simply delivering it to another person.
Hoffman also faces a charge of resisting law enforcement. According to an affidavit, Hoffman resisted officers who came to her home to serve the arrest warrant. She is being held on a $3,000 cash bond.
Hoffman has two pending cases. She faces two charges of dealing a controlled substance as a Class A felony from allegations that she sold suboxone to an undercover informant on two occasions.
Martin, a co-defendant in that case, was in court for a pre-trial conference on that case when the allegations occurred.
Hoffman also faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony, from an unrelated incident.