ATHENS TOWNSHIP — A Towanda woman is in the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail after she was allegedly caught with meth in the parking lot of the Elmira Street Wal-Mart on May 28.
According to Athens Township police, Nicole Lynn Brennan, 34, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a drug paraphernalia for her role in the incident, which took place at approximately 5:25 p.m. on May 28.
Police said the incident began when officers responded to a report from an off-duty officer of an unidentified woman smoking methamphetamine in the parking lot of Wal-Mart.
The off-duty officer also reported that Brennan was observed in the back seat of the vehicle, and a third unidentified person eventually entered the car. The off-duty officer then relayed to dispatch that he believed he had been recognized, as the vehicle “quickly backed out of the parking spot” and eventually left the property.
Officers of the Sayre Police Department, who were first to respond to the scene, then performed a traffic stop on the aforementioned vehicle in the Tractor Supply parking lot, police said.
Upon approaching the vehicle, officers observed Brennan slumped over typing on her cell phone, and eventually requested that all three individuals come out of the vehicle.
Brennan advised officers that she had “ice,” or crystal methamphetamine, in her pocket, and officers discovered 0.8 grams of meth in that pocket, said police.
Brennan also informed officers that there was more methamphetamine and smoking glass pipes in her purse in the back seat of the vehicle. Officers later discovered one gram of meth in Brennan’s purse.
A preliminary hearing for Brennan is scheduled for June 11 before Magisterial District Court Judge Larry Hurley.