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Woman, passenger face drug charges

| Wednesday, March 1, 2006

A woman who allegedly crashed her vehicle into a road sign and tree is facing drug-related criminal charges.

Alexis Beth Bence, no age available, of Clarksburg, was charged by Indiana Borough police with driving under the influence, possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Police said they discovered Bence stopped at 9:40 a.m. Monday on Airport Road shortly after she allegedly hit a sign and tree at the corner of Second and Philadelphia streets.

Bence allegedly was found in possession of 59 stamp bags of heroin and drug paraphernalia. A passenger, Brian Lee Troup, of Clymer, was charged with possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bence and Troup were arraigned before District Judge Denise Rega, of Blairsville, and placed in the Indiana County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond each.

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