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Bloomfield woman accused of possession of morphine sulfate

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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.

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Children living in a Storage Shed?

Did they have Food or Heat or proper Bathroom facilities?? This story brings tears to my eyes!

If I found myself in these Options for living conditions, I think I would love my children more and have a family member care for them.

And the Adult male that watched all this.. seriously? But then again, he's probably just another crack head.

-- Posted by Orion's Belt on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 8:31 AM

kicked out of a storage shed?was they renting it?whats the world coming too?

-- Posted by willam* on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 8:50 AM

Nothing is more important than the addiction, and I mean nothing. You will find that most people in this situation are addicted to either drugs, alcohol, gambling ect.

-- Posted by Barb and Hay Wire on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 9:47 AM

I don't know what their circumstances were but I have to say that my cousin lives in my aunts shed and it's not like it sounds...it's like an apartment...but then again he's not on drugs.

-- Posted by lintonite on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 2:39 PM

it was a storage trailer! that their family used to store there things. let them turn on electric water phone all in families names. they burnt them over for in bills $500 (utilities)plus what it is costing to have the trash removed for there. Most importantly the kids are with family. the family is hoping that the state does not give them back! this is not the first time cps has been involved in Indiana and the state of Arizona with these kids nor is it the first time the parents have trashed a family members property and these kids laugh when they got suede over it and don't even show up for court and laughing about it. how much damage do they get to do with the kids since cps is going out of there way to make sure they get them back!

signed a fed up family member

-- Posted by shefairy1 on Wed, Feb 13, 2013, at 12:43 PM

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