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Paoli Police Arrest Seven People On Drug And Other Charges
Updated October 14, 2016 7:52 AM
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Nicole Beavers
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Mercedes Smith-Babbitt
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Johnathan Babbitt
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Jeffery Turpin
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Casey Smith
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Alesha Doan

(PAOLI) - Seven people were arrested in Paoli on drug and other charges Monday after an accident.

According to a Paoli Police Department press release, at 12:30 a.m., there was an accident where the driver left the scene that lead to the arrests.

Paoli and Orange County officers investigated and their investigation led them to the Ritz Motel in Paoli. Police could smell marijuana when they got close to the motel and were led to a room occupied by Johnathan Babbitt and Mercedes Smith-Babbitt.

The allegation of a possible stolen handgun required officers to conduct a safety sweep of the occupants' room, which turned up four more individuals and a 16-year-old hiding in the bathroom, the release reads.

Police also found stolen property, hypodermic needles, baggies and spoons, according to the release. The paraphernalia tested positive for heroin and meth use.

Police say all of the accused, except the juvenile, are repeat offenders.

The charged people were:

  • Mercedes Smith-Babbitt for leaving the scene of an accident, false informing, battery, driving with a suspended license with a prior conviction.
  • Johnathan Babbitt for possession of a narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of drug paraphernalia and contributing to delinquency of a minor.
  • Alesha Doan for possession of cocaine or narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of drug paraphernalia, contributing to delinquency of a minor, possession of a controlled substance and possession of meth.
  • Jeffery Turpin for possession of cocaine or narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe, visiting a common nuisance, possession of drug paraphernalia and contributing to delinquency of a minor.
  • Nicole Beavers for possession of cocaine or narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe, visiting a common nuisance, possession of drug paraphernalia and contributing to delinquency of a minor.
  • Casey Smith for possession of cocaine or narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of drug paraphernalia and contributing to delinquency of a minor.

A juvenile was arrested for possession of a narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe, visiting a common nuisance and possession of drug paraphernalia.



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