Elizabeth woman faces drug charges
An Elizabeth woman is accused of transporting cocaine – held for her by a 9-year-old girl – when her truck was stopped Monday in New Eagle.
Cheryl Campbell, 50, of 723 Ninth St. is charged with three counts each of possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of children, two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, one count of drug paraphernalia and several traffic violations.
She was arranged before Magisterial District Judge Mark Wilson and placed in the Washington County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 straight cash bond.
The single-seat pickup truck driven by Campbell was carrying five people, including girls ages 9, 12 and 15, when it was stopped 10 a.m. Monday at the 7-Eleven store on 468 Main St.
Officer Ryan Lenzi said he and Officer Bill Fusco recognized an occupant in the vehicle as someone who had previously faced drug charges.
The officers watched the vehicle drive through New Eagle and make a turn into the 7-Eleven without properly using a turn signal.
Police observed four people jammed in front and the 9-year-old girl sitting on the floor, holding a purple Crown Royal whisky bag.
Police opened the bag and found a wad of cash and two plastic bags with suspected powder cocaine. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled 10 a.m. June 19 before Wilson.
Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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