WESTPORT, Conn. -- A Westport woman parked behind Homes Goods was charged by local police on Saturday morning for being in possession of crack cocaine.
The Westport Police K-9 Unit responded to the Home Goods on Post Road East and discovered Elizabeth Rose, 50, who immediately put her car into drive and tried to leave, police said in a press release.
A water bottle with burnt tinfoil on the opening was spotted in the car by Police Officer James Baker. He also saw what appeared to be a crack stem.
Baker had to reach into the vehicle to put the gear into park, as Rose would not comply, according police.
When she exited the vehicle, the officer said she attempted to throw the tin foil and crack stem away in front of the car. She struggled as officers detained her, but she ultimately admitted to having crack in her pocket, police said.
Police Service Dog Chase conducted a narcotic search in the vehicle and found evidence on the driver seat and driver floor area. Two glassine bags containing crack cocaine, a pen used as a crack stem, and burnt tinfoil with residue were seized. The substance tested positive for cocaine.
She was charged with possession of narcotics, drug paraphernalia, interfering with an officer and tampering with evidence.
Rose is being held on a $10,000 bond and has a Dec. 2 court date in Norwalk.
She also has to appear in court on Nov. 30 to answer burglary and larceny charges dating to March. She had turned herself in on Nov.15.
Rose was accused of sneaking into a friend's Clinton Avenue home on several occasions and stealing cash.