Linton police officers arrested a rural Bloomfield woman on drug charges Saturday night after the Linton Super Walmart store officials complained about two intoxicated customers.
LPD was dispatched to the store on State Road 54E about 11:42 p.m. after officials noticed two intoxicated females shopping along with a small child.
Once LPD Officers Michael Watts and Michael Freeze stopped and questioned the women, they determined that one of them, 28-year-old Kathleen A. Preece, had an active warrant out of Greene Circuit Court.
She was arrested on charges of two counts of possession of a Schedule I, II, III or IV controlled substance ---- both class D felonies; unlawful possession of a legend drug or a precursor ---- a class D felony; and possession of paraphernalia ---- a class A misdemeanor.
The name of the other woman was not released by police.
Preece came under suspicion on the drug charges following an incident that unfolded about midnight on Sept. 30 after she allegedly pulled her van into the driveway of Dustin Allor, on East State Road 54 near Bloomfield, walked up to the residence and asked them to watch her children, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Greene Circuit Court by Bloomfield Deputy Town Marshal Harvey Holt.
The woman then left and walked east on State Road 54.
A short time later, Preece walked up to the van, which Bloomfield Police officers were checking.
Deputy Marshal Holt received permission from Preece for his K9 partner, Dristan, to do a "free air sniff" of the vehicle. The K9 alerted on several areas inside the minivan ---- including where Preece's purse was sitting.
Holt then searched the van and inside the purse found several pill bottles with a variety of pills that did not match the description on the bottles.
Police confiscated 19 pills identified as Alprazolam ---- a Schedule 4 controlled substance; one pill identified as Promethazine Hydrochloride 25 mg.---- a prescription-only medication; and two pills identified as Amphetamine or Dextroamphetamine 20 mg.
In the purse police also found two small straws and one large straw that contained white powdery residue.