A 42-year-old Bloomfield woman was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony, in Greene Circuit Court late last week.
Elizabeth D. Lange is accused of having a number of pills identified as morphine sulfate, a Schedule II controlled substance without a valid prescription -- approximately 61 pills of 30 mg. each and 15 pills of 100 mg. each in extended-release form.
Lt. Harvey Holt of the Bloomfield Police Department began investigating the case on Jan. 4 when he was dispatched to a location on Nancy Ave. in Bloomfield after Greene County Child Protective Services located needles and pills in the storage shed of a home.
The storage shed was reportedly lived in by Lange and her male partner and their three children. The owner of the shed said Lange and family were kicked out on Jan. 1.
According to Holt's report, the owner turned over some pills that were found in the shed -- prescription medication with someone else's name on the bottle.
The owner also told officers that Lange had received a package in the mail that day, sent from Arizona, and had received other similar packages previously but would get angry if it did not arrive each month.
Holt and other officers located Lange at another residence in Bloomfield and Holt said when he entered the residence, he saw the package and it was seized.
After the pills were identified, Lange was interviewed by Bloomfield Town Marshal Ken Tharp. Lange allegedly told the officer she had the pills mailed to her by a friend in Arizona and she needed them to last her until she could move to Arizona.
Lange was arrested and booked in to the Greene County Jail. She has since bonded out with a stipulation by the court that she must report to the Greene County Probation Department to submit to weekly drug screens.
A public defender has been appointed to represent her and the case is currently scheduled for trial on June 18.