Woman gets probation and treatment


A Mountain Home woman changed her plea to guilty on drug-related charges in two cases during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.

Thirty-nine-year-old Rachel Kathleen Mackercher was put on probation for six years and ordered to spend 120 days in confinement at one of the Community Correction Centers in the state where she is to undergo addiction treatment.

Mackercher faced drug paraphernalia charges in the two cases both stemming from probation compliance visits. The first came in April last year, when officers searched a home along Clements Drive in rural Mountain Home. The officers reported finding Mackercher and a male described as her live-in boyfriend at the residence. Drugs and drug paraphernalia were also found. Mackercher admitted to investigators she was aware her boyfriend was selling methamphetamine from her home.

The second visit was made at the same residence in early November and again officers found drugs and drug paraphernalia, including two syringes. As with the first visit, Mackercher said it was the boyfriend who had used the syringes to inject methamphetamine. She told investigators the liquid inside one of the syringes allegedly used by her boyfriend was "rinse water and blood."

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