New Castle News


May 9, 2014

Disturbance call yields drug seizure

NEW CASTLE — A woman is facing drug charges after she allegedly was caught with heroin, cocaine and marijuana during a disturbance.

Police said Danika N. Fischer, 24, of 2003 Delaware Ave. had hidden the drugs in a body cavity and they were found during a search by Lawrence County jail personnel.

New Castle police arrested Fischer around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday following a reported argument involving a gun at a car sales lot on Croton Avenue. A caller told police a man was pointing a gun at another man.

Officers arrived and found a man and a woman in a gray Dodge Charger with a Rhode Island license plate parked in front of the business, according to police.

Fischer, who was in the driver’s seat, told police said she had just paid for the rental the day before. The officer told her he was there for a disturbance involving a gun and asked her why she was in the lot. She said she had been speaking to the owner of the business about buying a car, according to police.

When other officers arrived with a drug dog, she allegedly admitted to having two bags of marijuana in her purse.

A dog hit for a positive drug area on the driver’s side front door. The car was towed and Fischer was taken into custody.

When she was searched at the county jail, corrections officers found two plastic bags of suspected drugs in a body cavity, police reported.

Fischer allegedly was found to be in possession of a total of 7.7 grams of suspected heroin, 8.2 grams of suspected crack cocaine and 5 grams of marijuana.

Police obtained a search warrant for the vehicle where they allegedly found $670, two pieces of suspected crack cocaine on the floor and two phones, along with Fischer’s car rental agreement.

Fischer is charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and three counts of possession.

She was arraigned by District Judge Melissa A. Amodie, who set her bond at $10,000. She remains in jail.

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