Port Woman Allegedly Caught With Amphetamines in Milwaukee
Suspect gives odd responses to police officers, leading them to believe she's having a medical issue after they're called for a possible intoxicated driver.
Update: On April 9, 2013, the charges in this case were dismissed.
Original story: A 41-year-old Port Washington woman is facing charges after she was allegedly arrested in Milwaukee while carrying amphetamine pills in an Altoids container.
The woman was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of possession of a controlled substance. If convicted, she faces up to 3 ½ years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On June 29, Milwaukee police officers were called to the 100 block of West Holt Avenue after someone reported the woman was sleeping inside a car with the air conditioning on and appeared to be on drugs. When officers arrived, the woman said she’s a former methamphetamine addict who is suffering from anxiety. Officers believed she was having a medical episode based on her behavior.
She was unable to respond to an officer’s requests to perform field sobriety tests, so she was placed under arrest, and officers discovered 4 ½ amphetamine pills in the Altoids container. When asked where the pills came from, the woman said she had no idea.