Oak Lawn police found a gram of heroin and drug equipment in a Crestwood woman’s red Cadillac while on a routine patrol, reports said.
An officer noticed a man and woman standing next to a red Cadillac at 52nd Avenue and Avery Place around 10:30 p.m. Nov. 15.
The man said he stopped to help the woman, identified as Lisa A. Brown, with her car after she had flagged him down.
Police said that Brown, who was fidgety and talking loudly appeared to be under the influence of drugs. When the officer told Brown to lower her voice, she whispered, reports said.
While speaking to Brown, the officer noticed two Altoid containers with scorch marks laying in plain view on top of a pile of clothes in the back seat of the Cadillac. Brown told police she did not know how the containers got there, police said.
According to the report, Brown said that she was driving a friend home and had another friend in the area, both known to police officers as heroin users.
Brown allegedly denied using heroin that evening, and allowed police to search her car.
A search of Brown’s car turned up 13 hypodermic needles, eight used and five new. Two used needles were found in Brown’s purse, and the others were found inside a plastic bag in the back seat, reports said.
Police said three small baggies containing mostly residue in an empty cigarette pack and two, small baggies half full with a white powder were found in Brown’s wallet.
Brown was arrested and taken to the Oak Lawn police station. Police said the white power tested positive for heroin and weighed one gram. Brown was being held pending a bond hearing on Nov. 16 at the time of the report.