Westerly woman facing drug charges after complaint about convenience store bathroom activity

Westerly woman facing drug charges after complaint about convenience store bathroom activity



WESTERLY — A local woman is facing drug charges after a suspicious activity complaint led them to discover her in possession of multiple pills including painkiller and anxiety medications.

Jessica M. Hartley, 33, of 54 Boiling Springs Ave., was charged Saturday morning with three counts of possession of a controlled substance. She was released on bond and is expected to appear for formal arraignment in Fourth Division District Court later this month.

According to police, officers were dispatched to the Cumberland Farms store on Granite Street just before 2 a.m. for complaints of two women acting suspiciously in the restroom.

During a subsequent investigation, police determined that Hartley and a second woman, who was not arrested, were possibly involved in use of prescription drugs. The investigation led officers to discover Hartley in possession of two types of Alprazolam and Oxycodone. There were a limited supply of each pill, police indicated.

The pills, which she did not have a prescription for, were seized as evidence and she was taken into custody without further incident.

– Jason Vallee


 
 
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