Poplar Bluff police arrest woman for allegedly selling heroin, prescription pills | Crime
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - Poplar Bluff Police arrested a woman August 24 after they say she was trying to sell heroin and prescription pills.
Elisa Angle was charged with possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, distribution of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.
Around 5:10 p.m. on Aug. 24, Poplar Bluff Police Chief Danny Whiteley and Narcotics Officer Steve McCane received information that Angle was at the Trax Bar, located in the 100 block of Vine st in Poplar Bluff, trying to sell a quantity of heroin and prescription pills.
Police say as Chief Whiteley and Officer McCane arrived in the area, they found Angle and a white male standing on the corner of North 2nd Street at Vine Street. As they watched, police say Angle and the white male seemed to engage in a narcotics transaction. Chief Whiteley and Officer McCane exited the patrol unit and approached Angle and the white male; they say Angle and the white male fled in different directions and the white male escaped.
According to police, Angle was arrested a short distance away. As Chief Whiteley approached Angle, he said she threw down two plastic bags. These bags contained several prescription pills (five Clonazepam pills, 18 Loratadine pills, three Alprazolam pills, 18 Hydrocodone pills, and two Suboxone patches) and two “buttons," or pill capsules, filled with suspected heroin.
Witnesses later told officers that the white male subject threw something into bushes on South Main Street as he ran. Officer McCane found three Hydrocodone pills in a cigarette cellophane package.
Police say video surveillance footage will be reviewed in an effort to identify the white male subject.
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