SYLACAUGA -- A Sylacauga woman has been arrested on several felony charges, including three counts of possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, theft of property in the first degree, theft of property in the second degree and three counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Jasmine Sacoya Debardlabon, 24, of Oakland Street, was arrested Wednesday. Her bonds total $20,000, according to records from the Talladega County Metro Jail.
Sylacauga police Chief Kelly Johnson said everything except the drug charges relates back to Debardlabon allegedly cashing fake checks. He added he believed similar charges might also be pending in Shelby County.
“We had been looking for her for almost a year,” Johnson said.
Debardlabon was arrested as she was leaving her job Wednesday evening. Johnson declined to name her employer.
When she was arrested, she also allegedly had spice (a synthetic form of marijuana), Alprazolam (Xanax) and methamphetamine in her possession, as well as straws used as drug paraphernalia.
The drug cases are being handled by the Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. Task force Cmdr. Jason Murray was not available Thursday afternoon.
Possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, theft of property in the second degree and possession of a controlled substance are all class C felonies in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by one year and one day to 10 years in prison. Theft of property in the first degree is a class B felony, punishable by two to 20 years in prison.
Possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 12 months in the county jail.