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.
Kelly Ann Masnica 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 Masnica was sleeping inside a car with the air conditioning on and appeared to be on drugs. When officers arrived, Masnica 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 Masnica was placed under arrest, and officers discovered 4 ½ amphetamine pills in the Altoids container. When asked where the pills came from, Masnica said she had no idea.
She’s currently free on $500 bond while awaiting trial.