SH woman facing charges after fleeing police with pot
A Summit Hill woman is facing charges following an incident that occurred on Jan. 9.
Borough police said officers were dispatched to a residence along East Fell Street at 2:42 p.m. for an unwanted person.
Officers were told that Jessyca Smale, 22, of East Fell Street, was at the residence and she had an active warrant for her arrest. She also had fled the scene and was reportedly en route to a residence along West Ludlow Street.
Officers confirmed there was an active warrant for her arrest issued to the county sheriff’s department and located Smale in a backyard of the West Ludlow Street residence. She was told to stop but ran. Following a short chase she was taken into custody on the warrant.
While being taken into custody police found a green leaf like substance in her book bag. It later tested positive for marijuana. A metal pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana was found with residue in it.
Smale was taken to the police station, waived her rights, and admitted the items in the book bag was hers and it was marijuana.
She was charged with flight to avoid apprehension, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was placed in the county prison in Nesquehoning on the outstanding warrant. She has since been released on bail.