Woman driving with suspended license in Troy arrested for possessing heroin, cocaine

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Posted at 8:12 AM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 08:12:07-05

TROY, Mich. (WXYZ) — A 35-year-old woman has been accused of driving with her license suspended and possessing cocaine and heroin, according to Troy Police.

On Feb. 16, officers received reports of a driver who was driving erratically on northbound I-75 who had been involved in a two-car accident on Rochester Road.

The Hazel Park woman told officers she left her driver's license and verbally identified herself, providing a false name and date of birth, police say. Police say her ID was later found in her right front pocket and her license had been suspended three times.

Police say when asked if she had been drinking or taking any medication/narcotics, she denied consuming any, saying she had been clean for nearly seven years. Police say she performed poorly on several sobriety evaluations.

She was arrested and while searching her purse, police say officers found a metal spoon with a burnt bottom, three hypodermic needles and a green tube containing a white powdery substance that police identified as cocaine.

A folded-up piece of lottery ticket was also found which contained what was believed to be heroin, police say.

She was charged with Driving While License Suspended, Hinder and Obstruction of a Police Officer, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Narcotic Paraphernalia, and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Narcotics pending laboratory results.