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September 30, 2013

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RPD: Woman charged after being found sleep in vehicle

Richmond police charged Melissa K. Dalton, 34, Grant Drive, on Friday with several drug offenses after investigating a complaint.

Officers were dispatched to the parking lot in front of the University Shopping Center Rite Aid at 11:44 p.m. in response to a report that a woman had been sitting in the vehicle for approximately an hour, according to the report. A welfare check was requested on the woman.

Upon arrival, officers reported that that woman, later identified as Dalton, was passed out or asleep in the driver’s seat. The vehicle was not running.

After numerous attempts, Dalton was finally awakened. Officers determined she was under the influence of an intoxicant, and she was taken into custody on a charge of public intoxication, the report stated.

A subsequent search of her vehicle produced seven plastic bag corners containing a light powder residue; six empty syringes; two spoons with powdery residue; three short straws with white powdery residue; two zolpidem pills; two alprazolam pills; two syringes containing suspected cocaine; and four prescription pills, according to the report.

Dalton was charged with public intoxication, 18 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of third-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and illegal possession of a legend drug.

Theft at Walmart leads to drug charges

Police charged Lorrie K. Hall, 43, Irvine, on Sunday with drug offenses following a shoplifting arrest.

Officers were dispatched to Walmart at 5:51 p.m. to investigate a shoplifting incident, according to an RPD report. Upon arrival, officers learned that employees had detained Hall after she attempted to leave the store without paying for $118.20 in merchandise, the report stated. 

Officers took Hall into custody and reported discovering a morphine pill and a Promethazine prescription pill in her purse.

Hall was charged with theft by unlawful taking (under $500), first-degree possession of a controlled substance and illegal possession of a legend drug.

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