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Summit Hill woman faces drug charges

Published September 28. 2012 05:03PM

Sherry Phillips, 36, of 6 E. White St., Summit Hill, faces charges from an incident which took place on Aug. 11 on W. Patterson Street, Lansford. Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and harassment were filed by Officer Timothy Wuttke.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Wuttke was dispatched to meet an assault victim at the police station. But because he was on another assignment, Summit Hill Officer Dave Midas interviewed the victim for him.

Midas met with Wuttke and reported that the victim, Robert Snyder, was in the area of the Bank of America when his ex-girlfriend, Phillips, approached him and began punching and smacking him. He described her as wearing a black tank top and jeans.

Midas said Phillips' mother lives on East Water Street, and the two went there to look for Phillips. they found her in a wooded area by the Abbott AA, a basketball court just behind Phillips' mother's home.

Phillips denied being anywhere other than the Abbott AA all day and denied assaulting anyone. Wuttke asked her if she had anything on her, and she said no and agreed to allow police to check her purse.

After checking her purse, Midas noticed a bulge near her right chest area. Asked what it was, Phillips pulled a tin foil pipe with burnt residue from inside her bra on the right side. She said she uses the pipe to smoke "weed."

She was taken to the police station, where she waived her Miranda rights and admitted to having assaulted Snyder. She also gave a written statement on the assault and one on the pipe, which turned out to contain marijuana residue.

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