Woman accused of Murder for Hire in court for probation violation

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The step-daughter of former Powhatan Mayor Marvin Brown appeared in court on Tuesday for a probation violation.

Meredith Broome was out on a $20,000 bond after being accused of Murder for Hire in the death of her stepfather.

According to officials, Broome violated her probation when two drugs appeared during a drug test.

Broome reportedly admitted to officers that one of the drugs was marijuana, but did not admit to the second drug that was found in her system. Broome said she claimed to not know anything about the second illegal substance.

The terms of her probation included good behavior, no contact with the victim’s family, and clean, random drug tests.

Her attorney, Dennis McNamara, asked if she could be released on the original $20,000 bond, but that request was denied.

“The court does not usually waste its breath in terms of setting bond conditions in a case and the court does expect compliance with those conditions in their entirety. At this time the court does find that Miss Broome, Mrs. Broome, has violated her bond. Bond is revoked. She will remain incarcerated at this time,” said Judge Albert Davies.

Although it was not announced publicly, 7News has learned that the second substance found in Broome’s system is Buprenorphine.

Our research shows that’s a prescription narcotic sometimes used in medically-supervised withdrawal from drug addiction.

Again, the defense admitted that Broome used marijuana, but denied even knowing what the second drug was.

Broome currently remains in jail.

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