MANCHESTER, NH – A woman found by police slumped behind the wheel of a pick-up truck on Massabesic Street was charged for drug possession as well as possession of a weapon.
On Aug. 3 at about 5 p.m. Officer Derek Cataldo was dispatched the area of 571 Massabesic Street to investigate a report of a woman passed out in a pick-up truck.
Upon arrival, Officer Cataldo observed a woman later identified as Kimberly Farrell, 42, of Manchester, seated in the driver’s seat of a silver pick-up truck. He noted she was slumped over the wheel while talking on a cell phone, awake, but not necessarily alert when he approached her.
The truck was parked but not running. Officer Cataldo noted Farrell seemed lethargic in her movements and spoke with a slurred speech, two common traits of someone who may have ingested an opiate.
Farrell had a large sum of cash strewed about the passenger seat and appeared to be attempting to conceal an object under her right leg. She was asked to exit the vehicle and upon doing so, she dropped a quantity of heroin, which is believed to be the same item she was attempting to conceal. Officer Cataldo ultimately seized 7.94 grams of heroin, $1,845 cash, three cellular phones, a digital scale and a “stun gun.”
Farrell was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters. She was charged with: possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute; and possession of felons prohibited for the stun gun (meaning she has a prior felony conviction and is prohibited from possession of a weapon).
Farrell was scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on August 4, 2015.