UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Whoops!
Police say a woman being cited for public drunkenness in one Pennsylvania city now faces a drug possession charge for dropping crack cocaine – on the police station floor.
Uniontown police say 23-year-old Savannah Turachak, of Lemont Furnace, was patted down for weapons, but not otherwise searched when she was brought to the station Nov. 19. That’s because police were just citing and releasing her.
But Turachak returned moments later to report being harassed by someone and, in the process, fluffed her shirt to straighten it out – and the drugs fell out.
Surveillance video shows she tried to pick up the bag, but instead left it when three other people walked in. Police found it a short time later and charged her.
Online court records don’t list an attorney for Turachak.
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