(Seth McConnell, Denver Post file)

Texas woman files complaint over cavity search after charges dropped

HOUSTON — Drug possession and resisting arrest charges have been dropped against a Houston-area woman who says female deputies violated her rights by doing a body cavity search in a parking lot.

Charges were dismissed Thursday against Charneshia Corley of Spring. Corley’s attorney, Sam Cammack (KAM’-ak), says he then filed a complaint with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office claiming an unconstitutional search.


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A screen grab of a report from Texas station KTRK-TV in which Charnesia Corley of Spring, Texas, says she had to undergo a body-cavity search for marijuana in public during a routine traffic stop. (KTRK-TV)

Prosecutors didn’t immediately return messages Friday. A spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office had no information on a complaint being filed.

Corley was pulled over June 20 for an alleged traffic violation. Cammack says a male deputy put Corley in a patrol car, then she was taken out and two female deputies searched her.

Cammack says deputies confiscated 0.02 ounces (0.6 grams) of marijuana. He declined to say where the drugs were found.