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Big Island sobriety facility official faces charges in Mississippi

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KAILUA-KONA >> The executive director of a Big Island sobriety facility faces criminal charges in Mississippi. 

Alahou Clean and Sober Executive Director Sandra McCoy was charged in July with assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct and possession of a controlled substance.

Pearl River County Sheriff’s Sgt. Christa Groom tells West Hawaii Today (http://bit.ly/p6wGjo) police responded to a domestic violence incident at a home in Carriere, Miss. on July 27. McCoy allegedly was involved in an altercation with police after her son allegedly assaulted an officer. Groom says McCoy had prescription medication that had not been prescribed to her.

The newspaper reported the arrest Thursday after being contacted by a resident.

McCoy denies the charges and says she is prescribed Valium to take while flying on a plane.

 

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