Bern Township police arrested a woman who was wanted by authorities in York County in a drug-trafficking case after her car crashed along Route 222 and rolled several times early Monday.
Kyra L. Schott, 22, no permanent address, walked to a convenience store on Route 183 after the 5 a.m. crash that happened along the northbound lanes of Route 222 just north of the Route 183 interchange, according to investigators.
Officers who initially responded to the crash found the car unoccupied. About three hours later, police found her sitting at a table next to the front window of the store.
According to police:
Sgt. Brett Forry approached Schott and told her he was investigating an accident that happened about three hours earlier. He noticed wet grass on her sneakers and asked if she needed medical attention, noting the car rolled several times.
Although Schott didn’t appear to be injured Forry radioed for an ambulance crew to evaluate her.
Schott admitted to driving the car that crashed. She said she was headed to Easton to visit her boyfriend.
She asked to use the bathroom in the store. As she got up, Forry noticed a bulge in her jean pocket and observed how Schott appeared to be acting evasive, moving her hips away from him.
He asked if she was a drug user and she admitted to taking methamphetamine. Forry asked her to empty her pocket and she complied.
She pulled out a pill container that contained several packets of meth. Out of her back pocket she pulled out an item with a built-in folding knife.
While waiting for an ambulance Forry entered her name in a law enforcement database and learned she was wanted in York County for failing to appear at a court proceeding on a felony charge of possessing and intending to deliver a controlled substance.
A police officer escorted the ambulance to Reading Hospital and remained with Schott, who was charged with possessing a controlled substance and possessing a prohibited offensive weapon.
Schott was committed to Berks County Prison in lieu of $5,000 bail to await a hearing after arraignment Monday night before District Judge Tonya A. Butler in Reading Central Court.
Source: Berkshire mont