Christy Cawood, a 37-year-old woman from Fayetteville, Arkansas, has been arrested again for possessing fentanyl while out on bond. Cawood was initially arrested on August 25 and faced multiple charges related to dealing fentanyl, including aggravated death by delivery for allegedly causing an overdose death. She was released on August 30 after posting a $25,000 bond.
According to court documents, Cawood was found with more fentanyl during a traffic stop on September 25, shortly after her release. However, she was not arrested at that time. A bond revocation warrant was issued on October 10 after it was discovered that she had been stopped by police in Oklahoma and found to be in possession of approximately 10 grams of fentanyl.
Detectives with the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force spent several days attempting to locate Cawood after the warrant was issued. On October 11, one of the detectives contacted Cawood via text, informing her that her bond had been revoked and requesting that she turn herself in. Cawood initially claimed to be in Florida but later admitted to making frequent trips between Northwest Arkansas and Tulsa, a known source for fentanyl, throughout September and October.
Cawood was eventually found at an Airbnb in Springdale. When detectives approached her, she attempted to conceal an item in her pants, which they suspect was fentanyl. She was taken into custody, and a loaded syringe filled with suspected fentanyl solution was found in plain view at the scene.
During her time in custody, Cawood was transported to the Washington Regional Medical Center after overdosing on fentanyl. Deputies had obtained a warrant for a body cavity search, suspecting that she had concealed fentanyl internally. However, the doctor at the hospital refused to comply with the court order. While at the hospital, deputies observed Cawood moving something in her mouth, which was later revealed to be two chewed-up baggies containing saliva and residue.
Cawood now faces multiple charges, including possession of fentanyl with the purpose to deliver, possession of a Schedule III substance with the purpose to deliver, possession of a Schedule IV substance with the purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, and two counts of furnishing prohibited articles. She also faces charges from previous fentanyl-related arrests.
Cawood is currently held on a $200,000 bond and is scheduled for a hearing on November 13 in Washington County.