New Castle News


February 22, 2014

Woman faces drug charges after stop

NEW CASTLE — A New Castle woman was jailed following an arrest on drug and other charges in Pulaski Township.

Dawn Marie Wallace, 32, of 504 E. Reynolds St. was stopped by Pulaski Township police for traffic violations on Route 422 shortly before 11 p.m. Feb. 15, and that led to multiple charges against her.

Police said Wallace was traveling east near Evergreen Road when she was pulled over for a loud tailpipe and for crossing the center line. When officers ran her identification, they learned she had an active warrant for failing to appear for a court proceeding and that her license had been suspended.

She was taken to the Lawrence County jail, where she was lodged on the warrant.

Pulaski officers were later contacted by jail personnel, who reported suspected drugs had been found in Wallace’s bra during a search. Testing later determined the substances were cocaine and heroin, weighing 26 grams and 0.9 grams, respectively.

Wallace was charged with two counts each of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of a controlled substance. She also was charged with three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession of contraband. In addition, she was cited for driving with a suspended license.

Wallace was arraigned by District Judge Jerry G. Cartwright Jr. and ordered held on a $10,000 bond. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

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