Charges have been filed for drug possession against a Washington woman.
Sarah M. Payne, 39, was found to have methamphetamine and pills in her car during a stop by Washington police in September. She was charged Oct. 20, after tests on the drugs revealed they were methamphetamine, police said.
Payne has been charged in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the police report, Payne and Michael Littlefield, 38, Washington, were spotted in a car in the commuter lot in the 4700 block of South Point Road at 12:52 a.m. An officer approached the car and asked what the two were doing.
Payne said she was needed to get out of the house, according to the report. The officer told Payne and Littlefield the commuter lot is a place known by officers for drinking, drug use and sex at that time of day.
The officer noticed some aluminium foil on the floorboard next to Payne’s feet. The officer then asked Payne if she had been using drugs.
Payne told police she was a nurse and doesn’t do drugs. She said the foil was used to cover her drinks so she didn’t get sick.
The officer told Payne he was going to call a drug canine to the scene. While waiting, the officer ran Payne and Littlefield’s information and discovered Littlefield had a warrant out for his arrest for a multiple felony charge out of Union. He was placed under arrest.
The officer then continued talking to Payne and noticed an orange prescription bottle on the floorboard near her foot. After examining the contents of the bottle, the officer believed it to be methamphetamine.
Payne told police the bottle belonged to Littlefield. Littlefield told the officer the bottle was Payne’s and she gets them from work. He said he was willing to take a lie detector test to prove the bottle was hers.
Police said Payne stated the bottle belonged to both her and Littlefield. Officers placed Payne under arrest and then inspected her purse. Inside they found several “snort straws,” baggies and blue prescription bottles filled with amphetamines.