Police charge woman with drug possession, she pulls items from crotch area

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Salisbury woman was charged with drug possession after an observant officer spotted her in a Food Lion parking lot after hours.

The Salisbury Police charged Kristy Dawn Stevens, 37, of the 8800 block of Castor Road, with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and resist, obstruct and delay an officer. All are misdemeanors.

The incident occurred Saturday at 2:46 a.m. at the store located at West Jake Alexander Boulevard.

An officer was sitting at a nearby stop light when he looked over to see a woman get out of one vehicle and into the passenger’s side of another.

The woman was later identified as Kristy Stevens, also known as Kristy Dunaway.

Stevens ducked down when the officer pulled behind the vehicle and turned on his blue lights, a report said.

The officer spoke to the driver and saw Stevens put something in her pants. The officer ordered Stevens to remove her hands, which she did momentarily. She then put her hands back into her pants. The driver and Stevens were asked to get out of the vehicle.

The officer told Stevens she would be thoroughly searched by a female officer at the police station if she did not remove the items from her pants.

She continued to deny that she had anything in her pants. However, she finally pulled several items from her crotch, including six syringes, a plastic spoon, a shoe lace, a cigarette filter, a crack pipe that contained some residue from a substance, a pill bottle with one yellow pill and a hydrocodone pill.

The driver was not charged, but the officer did charge Stevens.

Stevens remains in the county jail under a $1,500 secured bond. She was previously convicted in July 2012 of common law forgery, drug possession and worthless check. Stevens is currently on probation.

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