KILN, Miss. (AP) — The sister of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was released from jail Thursday after a brief appearance in a Mississippi courtroom, a day after she was arrested during a methamphetamine bust.

Brandi Favre, 34, wearing orange prison scrubs and a GAP sweat shirt with her hands cuffed in front of her, was in the courtroom less than 10 minutes. Hancock County Justice Court Judge Tom Carver Sr. agreed to arraign Favre before her co-defendants because of the attention she drew.

Favre had been jailed on $40,000 bond on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and generating hazardous waste.

Defense attorneys Richard V. Dymond and Chad Favre said she returned home after posting bond Thursday afternoon. Chad Favre said he is a distant cousin and close friend of Brandi Favre.

If convicted, Brandi Favre faces up to $1 million in fines and up to 30 years in prison on each count.

She was among five people arrested Wednesday during a drug raid at a condo in Diamondhead, Miss. About nine grams of methamphetamine — worth about $1,000 — were recovered, said Hancock County Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Karl.

Karl said deputies found a meth lab in the bathroom and had to evacuate seven nearby condos while a hazardous materials team cleared out all the drug-making chemicals. And it wasn’t the first time deputies had encountered Brandi Favre, Karl said.

“She’s always in trouble,” Karl said.

Dymond said he was not sure what Favre’s relationship with her co-defendants was, or her relationship with Carl Wynn III, 53, whose apartment they were in when arrested. The other four, who also face drug-related charges, also had their bonds set at $40,000.

“We really haven’t had time to sit down and sort it all out yet,” Dymond said.

Favre appeared calm during her court appearance, standing directly in front of the judge’s desk, flanked by her attorneys.

“She’s OK,” Dymond said. “She seems to be taking it all right.”

Favre’s next court appearance was set for Feb. 8.

She has been in trouble with the law before. In 1999, Favre, her sister-in-law and another woman were booked with felony shoplifting. In 1996, she was charged with unlawful use of a weapon in connection with a drive-by shooting at a motel in Slidell, La. At the time she was a student at Southern Mississippi, where Brett Favre played.

She completed a program in Louisiana that allowed her criminal charges to be erased.

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Comments (59)
  1. mark from says:

    so sad

    1. rivercanvas says:

      yes…it is….no matter who it is….

  2. Marty says:

    sounds like the dope demons doing another great job of ruining someone.
    Shame – bad bad year for the Favre Troops all around. Things run in 3’s so the next one to surface may be even scarier.
    Hope she gets into a program and moves ahead with her life while she still has an opportunity to do so. This is bad — but death is even worse
    best wishes to the family in these trying times

  3. darcy says:

    Brett has had a bad year, but why does the media have to dig up what his sister chooses to do? You suck media.

    1. Angel says:

      I agree, this happens daily to people, unfortunatley…. Only in media because of Farve…. Get a life media!!

      1. JLKF says:

        Agreed. What a shame she has to be highlighted by the media. People involved with drugs need help, not humiliation.

  4. Angel says:

    OMG, why are we hearing about this? People get busted in meth labs everyday!!! So his sister is a sick stupid fool just like her brother!! Report some real news.

    Farve is a washed up has been…..let him rot in MS

  5. Mac says:

    You may be right Angel but as they say …. better to Have Been then never have tasted it.
    Why the “rot” comment? You full of venom or didn’t get any last night? An “Angel” – not πŸ˜‰

    1. Tiffany says:

      Just because Angel had stuff to say you dont like why get on her about “gettin some” we are supposed to be adults and why does it always have to get sexual maybe you need some then

  6. Brad says:

    Who Cares!!! Farve should start his own news company and report evverything that happens toevery medias family lol!!!!!!!

  7. Betty Smith says:

    This is really trashy journalism. The only reason the papers report this, is to boost their sales/generate money. Favre sells! Would you desperate Journalists PLEASE GET A LIFE!! @ ANGEL, Brett Favre is a better person than you could ever be.

    1. Angel says:

      I was not aware that you knew me Betty – Oh wait, you don’t!! HAHA

  8. BostonBob says:

    with you all the way.

  9. Angel says:

    LOL – I actually did get…nevermind – lol

    Im from MN, need I say more??? Farve is a big baby and has been washed up for awhile now…..Not to mention a VERY POOR SPORTSMANSHIP!!
    Cant even congratulate Elway on a Superbowl win, just throws his helmet & stomps off field. (I will never forget) He has been a loser ever since in my eyes!! Now he gets to be remembered as a cheater and womanizer., and now his sister a Meth Head!!! – LOL Take that to the Hall of Fame Farve!!!
    Ya, I dont like him…good thing it is only a little though – HA πŸ™‚

    1. JLKF says:

      It’s FAVRE, not FARVE

  10. Darcy says:

    I’m from MN too. Still stick with my above comment. This is trash. Why are you so emotional about this Angel? Get over it!

    1. Angel says:

      Just tired of hearing about crap because someone is related to someone who is famous. Let the old dog lay and report real news!!

      I personaly do not care who he screws of flashes, just sick of the hype over nothing!! He is gone, media needs to move on and leave peoples family alone!

  11. Common Sense up North says:

    Maybe Favre turned her down.So now she’s bitter.

  12. MarioPlays says:

    @ Angel. How much $$$$ have you lost Ms PurpleHead? Don’t bother to reply please. πŸ˜‰
    I am not a sports nut, nor a Favre fan. Having said that he was an amazing athlete, what has occured in his personal life is none of your frickken business to comment on and I doubt you do get any ….. never mind.
    A bitter person you be. One can only wonder why

    1. Angel says:

      Yes, he WAS a good athlete, stress WAS, never said he was not. My point is that the media does not have to go all out on his sister, just because she is a Farve! She is only in the media light because of her name, not right at all. That drug is all over, but you would not hear about it if it was your relative, now would you???

      Free country, and I can say whatever I want…as you can, without personal attacks on people who voice their views.

  13. Marty M says:

    Angel – you don’t seem to get it.
    All was good until you started the rot comments and slid down that slimey slope thereafter.
    Maybe call it a day and get some sleep. Life will look better tomorrow

  14. Andrew in CyberLand says:

    my neighbors kids just made snow angels this am while waiting for bus
    pit bull comes walking down street and doo-doos inside one
    now angel stopped posting
    hows come?

  15. Angel says:

    I love life and you people crack me up!! Wound much too tight! Really Andrew, your neighbors need to keep their dog at bay.
    Just remember, I could be your neighbor – you do not know me. I have been laughing this entire time!!!

  16. Andrew in CyberLand says:

    if you took a word that I typed as being serious Angel you need to get out more. πŸ˜‰
    Marty is right – go get some zzzzzz’s. Orsome mmmmmmmmmmmmm’s if the battery is still good and then a nappy. Sleep tight now

  17. BigUn says:

    Hi Angel – whatya gotz in datz der pipz? carez tuz sharez?

  18. Tiffany says:

    its funny how it goes from who cares about favre’s sister to you need to get some how can you say she is “in need” when it was you that brought it up

  19. growup says:

    It’s spelled F-a-v-r-e Angel.

    Frankly, I don’t need to waste my time worrying about Brett and the choices he’s made in his life. I leave that business up to God. Why you think you have the authority to judge so harshly and freely spew venom about him I haven’t the foggiest…

    Lifelong Minnesotan here too. You thankfully must not be any neighbor of mine as your 14 year old-esque attitude would not be tolerated by anyone around here…

  20. C. Wilson says:

    Are we done? Back to the story, then. No this would not have made news if it was anyone else without famous kin. As it reads the other 4 people are not mentioned by name. We get these kind of stories because people do want them, they buy the tabloids, watch the entertaiment shows at night, and purchase the gossip mags. Until we stop, this kind of reporting will go on. Sorry Brett not the way you wanted to go out. Best wishes. And Thanks for the menories!

  21. Annie says:

    I’d be willing to bet if her last name wasn’t Favre – this wouldn’t be news!

    1. Angel says:

      Exactly my point Annie & Tiffany – Thank you!!

  22. Alan says:

    And we should care, because . . . ?

    Let’s run a couple of stories about how this guy who refuses to retire with dignity mispronounces his last name!

    1. Bruiser says:

      Alan – guess this : refuses to retire with dignity : applies to almost everyone in America who hangs onto any job past early to mid forties.
      He would have been a damn fool not to play it out for everything it was worth – you get to earn it once in life.
      2009 he was a King. 2010 a Dog. So were the others on that old and tired team. It’s over and all done.
      We dislike Favre because he was way better than us at something, made way more and got away with more maybe. BFS – time to grow up

      1. Alan says:

        Ha! You psychoanalyze a large fraction of the state in one sentence! Aren’t you the insightful one!

        I couldn’t care less about the guy. I only find the persistent mis-pronounciation of his name irritating, and his being yet another person in any number of fields who hang on by their fingernails and get in the way of up-comers and block their chance to take their shot.

        You don’t know me at all, clyde.

      2. BostonBob says:

        OMG Alan – you are scared chitless of life aren’t ya!
        You do make it easy for all of us to micro-analyze you at least. πŸ˜‰
        If there is an “up and comer” that can knock off the top guy in anything —- it’s done in a friggen heartbeat. Saves time and money and it’s therein inevitable anyway.
        You can’t get any higher in your job because of an old buck that still towers above you it seems. Just wait it out son, your time may come. Or not

      3. alan says:

        Still trying to shrink-ify, ‘eh? For what it’s worth, I run the company, and do just fine.

      4. Ben O. says:

        Heck Alan – my 12 year old runs her 1 person company too.
        It’s called Alan Baiting. πŸ˜‰

  23. Todd says:

    Why can’t the news media leave relatives and friends of celebrities off limits? I wish journalist had more ethical teeth than to present this as news.

    1. Mark T O says:

      they never have – add the internet non-sense that flies like a bee and we doubled down anything . Sad world today

  24. rosepickle says:

    God Bless the Favre family and lead Brandi into a better and healthier life!!

    1. uptdate says:

      Wow! You people are incredible! The way you demean one another about a human being with an on going drug problem… Not to mention, drive by shootings & theft, come on. Yes, we need to know people like her, especially if they live this lifestyle & it’s on going! Tuff love not Pity, please! She is dangerous & unstable. It doesn’t matter who she is related to, it’s a fact, she needs help! Pray for the lost soul! You know the media will never go away. People thrive on this! If you don’t like it don’t read the latest news!

  25. rosepickle says:

    Angel I advise you to go to church and find the Lord. Your no better than the media making the “rotting” comment and sayin that Brandi is stupid sick fool. Meth is a mind controlling drug and once it gets you its hard as hell to get out. Go to church Angel your life isnt going anyway but down hill with that attitude

    1. Alan says:

      If you need to believe in an invisible dude to salve your fear of the unknown, go ahead and delude yourself, but you implicitly tie being a good person (which the referenced person is not) and belief in your ghost. You can be good without delusion. Mother Theresa – “Help people when you can, and if you can’t help them, don’t hurt them”. Notice the absence of delusion?

      1. rosepickle says:

        Its obvious Alan that you dont believe in God which is fine. I didnt believe in him either. But since Ive turned my life to the Lord, wonderful things have been happening to me as far as work goes. I no longer struggle as a single mother of a 8 month old. So believe what you want. As for me I will believe!

      2. Alan says:

        You get married or sell the kid?

      3. rosepickle says:

        No ive never been married the father is a dead beat who i was trying to help him make something of his life and he turned around and cheated on me. And sell my son, You crazy as hell for that comment. He’s the most important thing to, And the best thing thats ever happened to me

      4. Alan says:

        If you use sex for recreation and social work, and love your kid, don’t complain about being a (former) struggling single mother.

      5. rosepickle says:

        I didnt realize being in a relationship with a man who you planned on marrying and have a child is considered using sex for recreation. and socail work. And I dont believe that I was complaining of being a struggling single mother. I believe that I said once I turned towards the Lord great things have been happening for me as far as work goes………THERE FOR I AM NO LONGER A STRUGGLING SINGLE MOTHER.

      6. Alan says:

        Last time I looked, your ghost requires things to be done in order, and you are backwards.

        Don’t have kids you can’t afford without being married.

        And don’t try to wear “single mother” like some badge. It was completely unnecessary for you to identify yourself as such. It’s a pity play. You did it to yourself. And if you decide to ascribe your new job to your ghost, will you turn on him when you lose it, or will you struggle to keep the faith by citing some “grand plan” “he” has for you?


      7. rosepickle54 says:

        so because i stated i believe in God im all of a sudden a whiner……….hmm!!!

  26. JamieinMN says:

    @ Betty-You DO realize that journalists need to produce juicy material in order to generate sales/publicity, etc. which in turns runs the company in which you READ the news stories off of. You DO understand this right???

    And gross! What a meth-head….nasty nasty.

  27. Joe says:

    Angle everyone agrees with about why post the story about favres sister. they are disagreeing with you with what you think about favre himself and how you said he should rot in MS.

    1. Joe says:

      my apologies ANGEL

  28. red says:

    god is she nasty looking, who care about the favre family, he is a selfish has been who whines and I am so sick of hearing about him

    1. Red needs some help here says:

      hmmmmmmmmmmmm. You know the difference here Red between READING and HEARING?? πŸ˜‰
      thought not …. now go get that diaper changed huh

  29. Yummy says:

    If she looses 30 pounds….I’d do her…

  30. Kevin says:

    She lost 30 pounds…I would make her mine

  31. Alan's Gone says:

    Faribuilt shut down it’s wacko wing until Tuesday am.