Woman awaiting trial for attempted murder now jailed on Salvia trafficking charge

Keisha Allyn Woods, 22, and Marcus Dewayne Coats, 40 were arrested in a Gadsden motel room, authorities announced

A woman awaiting trial for attempted murder is back in jail on drug trafficking charges.

Keisha Allyn Woods, 22, and Marcus Dewayne Coats, 40 were arrested in a Gadsden motel room, authorities announced Thursday.

The Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit carried out a search warrant on their motel room Oct. 6 as part of an investigation into the pair. Inside they found a trafficking amount of the drug Salvia, which is derived from a potent, psychedelic plant.

Investigators also seized a large-screen television, four vehicles and about $25,000 in cash during the search.

Both are charged with drug trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia. Their bonds on those charges total $100,000 each.

Woods, however, is being held without bond, according to jail records. She was one of two women arrested last year on attempted murder charges.

In that case, police said Woods and 23-year-old Amber McHenry stabbed a woman during a fight in the 1400 block of East Broad Street in Gadsden. According to police reports, officers were called to the scene for a fight-in-progress. Once officers arrived, they found a woman lying in the grass in a side yard with a cut in her left side and a small amount of blood at that time.

A little bit later, there was another disturbance heard in a backroom at the address. Police detained the two women there who witnesses said had been in an altercation with the victim. Police also recovered a knife at the scene they believed was used in the stabbing.

Medics found the victim unresponsive, but could not determine whether it was caused by her wound or from intoxication. After the victim was taken to Gadsden Regional Medical Center, the report stated, she became combative and began bleeding more profusely.

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