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Passenger in vehicle caught with hypodermic needle


LORAIN — When police questioned a woman who was carrying a hypodermic needle in her pants, police said she gave them a false name before she took off running.

Laura Brewer was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments, drug paraphernalia and obstructing official business about 4:30 p.m. Sunday near the 2200 block of West Erie Avenue.

The arrest came after police stopped a car traveling eastbound on West Erie Avenue for a traffic violation. When police approached the car, they saw a male driver and Brewer in the passenger’s seat with a hypodermic needle sticking out of the waistline of her pants, according to the report.

Brewer was ordered out of the car, and after police took the needle from her, they questioned her and she gave them a false name, according to police. Brewer quickly admitted she was lying about her name because she knew she was wanted on a warrant out of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office for contempt of court.

Police searched Brewer’s purse and found another needle, a glass pipe and a spoon with brown residue on it, the report said.

As police searched the car, Brewer started running southbound, officers said. Officers were called in to assist and after setting up a perimeter, they caught Brewer in a backyard in the 2200 block of West 11th Street. She also was served the warrant for contempt of court.

Brewer was transported to Lorain County Jail where she was held Tuesday evening on a $1,000 bond. Her court date is 1 p.m. April 2 in Lorain Municipal Court.

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