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A former employee at a residential treatment center for children in Liberty Hill faces charges after marijuana and methamphetamine were found in her locker, according to an arrest affidavit.kathleen-redlin

Kathleen Redlin, 30, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. She has been fired from Meridell Achievement Center, said Ray Heckerman, the center’s executive director. He declined further comment.

Redlin was a residential counselor at the center at 12550 Texas 29 West, according to court records.

The center provides psychiatric treatment for children and teenagers ages 11-17, according to its website.

Another employee at the center told police Monday she received an anonymous phone call that Redlin had drugs in her locker, an affidavit said.

It said the employee and another person who worked there searched Redlin’s locker and found marijuana and methamphetamine inside a purse in the locker. Redlin told the employee that the drugs were hers, the affidavit said.

A police officer who arrived at the treatment facility also opened the purse and found several small baggies with methamphetamine in them as well as a small plastic bag and a wooden container that both had marijuana in them, according to the affidavit.

Redlin told the officer the baggies and the wooden container belonged to her, the affidavit said. It said Redlin also told the officer that she had a clear glass pipe in the purse that she used to smoke the methamphetamine.

Redlin was being held Tuesday in the Williamson County Jail with bail set at $15,000.



LIBERTY HILL, TEXAS – A treatment center employee was arrested Monday afternoon after she admitted to having methamphetamine and marijuana in her purse, Liberty Hill police said.

An arrest affidavit states officers were called to the Meridell Achievement Center around 2:30 p.m. Monday. The center said it had received an anonymous tip that one of their employees had drugs in their locker, and located several baggies with “a clear crystal like substance” and “a green leafy substance” during a search of the employee’s unlocked locker.

Police spoke with the employee, Kathleen Redlin, 30, who admitted the baggies in her purse belonged to her. The affidavit states Redlin told police the baggies contained methamphetamines and marijuana. She also told police she had a pipe for smoking meth in her bag, the affidavit said.

Police weighed the drugs, with the marijuana weighing 0.05 ounces and the meth weighing approximately 3.1 grams.

Redlin was booked into the Williamson County Jail on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance – penalty group 1 and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. Online records state she is being held on combined $15,000 bond.


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