Boaz’s head court magistrate was arrested Thursday morning, March 12, for allegedly purchasing pain pills from a former Boaz City Jail inmate.
Crissy Marie Ginn, 39, of Albertville, has been charged with criminal solicitation to commit a controlled substance crime, according to Boaz Police Chief Josh Gaskin.
About one week ago, Gaskin said, the department received a tip suggesting Ginn had been making the illegal pill purchases. After an investigation was launched by the Narcotics and Investigative division, Gaskin said officers were able to confirm the citizen’s suspicion a few days later. When Ginn was later questioned, Gaskin said she admitted to the crime.
Gaskin said the pills she had been purchasing were Norco — pain pills containing a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone.
Ginn had been a Boaz City Court magistrate for more than five years, Gaskin said, and served as head of the department.
The investigation is ongoing. Gaskin said an audit for the department to ensure financial records at the court would be likely.
She was transported to the Marshall County Jail, booked and released on a $2,500 bond, Gaskin said.