BEDFORD – Bedford Police Department responded at 11:44 a.m., Thursday, to Ruler Foods, after a report of a female customer falling asleep while in the check-out line.
Bedford Police officers found Megan Hutton, 34, of Bedford attempting to bag groceries.
Police reported that Hutton was having difficulty standing and had slurred speech. Officers took the necessary steps to ensure Hutton’s condition was not a medical condition. When asked, Hutton said she was not taking any medication.
A family member was contacted to pick her up. As Hutton continued to bag her groceries, a black container fell out of her shirt onto the floor. Officers opened the container to find two different types of medication which were identified as Alprazolam and Clonazepam.
Hutton was arrested for public intoxication and possession of controlled substances on two counts.
Hutton was transported to Lawrence County Jail, but Lawrence County Jail would not accept her due to her level of intoxication.
She was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital to be medically cleared. After she was medically cleared, she was transported back to the Lawrence County Jail.
The Lawrence County Jail staff located three clear plastic bags each containing a white crystal like substance. The substance later field-tested positive for methamphetamine, which weighed 8.41 grams.
Additional charges of possession of methamphetamine >5 grams and trafficking with an inmate were later added.
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