Home­less wo­man faces drug charges

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QUEEN­STOWN — Deputies from the Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­sponded Sept. 23 to a res­i­dence on the 6200 block of Main Street af­ter a man there re­ported he had in­vited a wo­man to his home who wouldn’t leave.

The man told deputies he had met the wo­man on­line and in­vited her to his house, but af­ter two days he found she had a pre­scrip­tion drug prob­lem and he wanted her to leave.

A deputy lo­cated the wo­man, later iden­ti­fied as Tracey Anne McCoy, 48, ly­ing on a bed. She ap­peared to be un­der the in­flu­ence of some­thing, po­lice said. McCoy showed the deputy a pill bot­tle with­out a la­bel that con­tained sev­eral dif­fer­ent pills, later iden­ti­fied as generic Am­bien and an an­tibi­otic, po­lice said. A search found two ad­di­tional bot­tle con­tain­ing oxy­codone pills, po­lice said.

McCoy is home­less, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. Her last known ad­dress in court records Beach.

She was ar­rested and charged with re­mov­ing a pre­scrip­tion la­bel and pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled dan­ger­ous sub­stance — not mar­i­juana.

She was taken to the sher­iff’s of­fice for pro­cess­ing and to be checked by emer­gency med­i­cal ser­vices. She was re­leased by a Dis­trict Court Com­mis­sioner on her own re­cog­ni­zance.

A trail is set for Nov. 16 in Queen Anne’s County Dis­trict Court. in Ch­e­sa­peake


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