An 18-year-old woman told police she had been awake for six days when she was found with multiple illegal drugs, each stored in individually labeled sections of a pill organizer, the officer who arrested her testified Monday.
Sophie Eva Foreman, address listed as the Crawford County jail in Saegertown, will head to trial on four felony counts of possession with intent to deliver and other charges following a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Samuel Pendolino.
When speaking to police on Aug. 31, Foreman allegedly tossed away an eight-compartment pill organizer case in which four compartments were labeled LSD, MDMA, methamphetamine and alprazolam, according to police testimony at the hearing. MDMA is more commonly known as ecstasy. Alprazolam is sold under the brand name Xanax.
The compartments labeled with the names of illegal drugs each contained the corresponding substance, Patrolman Eli Provost told the court. Thousands of dollars worth of “pure crystal methamphetamine” were found inside the case, according to Provost.
After being taken to the emergency room of Meadville Medical Center’s Liberty Street facility for about 30 minutes to check her health and then to the Meadville Police Department, Foreman later told police she had given drugs to students at Allegheny College in the past.
"She said, 'If they take it and it makes them happy, it makes me happy,'" Provost testified.
A Feb. 14 article in The Campus, Allegheny’s student-run newspaper, described Foreman as a member of the college’s Class of 2022.
Meadville police officers first spoke to Foreman outside Meadville Medical Center’s Grove Street facility shortly after 9 p.m. Aug. 31. Foreman had allegedly been roaming through the halls trying to enter rooms at the facility and had refused to leave when asked by hospital personnel, Provost said.
Before allowing officers to search her purse and attempting to toss away the pill organizer, Foreman told Provost she was under the influence of LSD, Provost said. She displayed symptoms consistent with both LSD and methamphetamine use, he said.
The methamphetamine found in Foreman’s possession was crystalline in form, Provost said, and much purer than that produced by the so-called “one pot” method of manufacturing meth, in which ingredients are placed in a small container such as a 2-liter bottle and shaken together.
Provost also described the MDMA as crystalline in form and said it is “not common to see in this area.” The LSD was contained on a strip of tabs while the alprazolam was in pill form, he added.
Foreman also faces charges in a trespassing case stemming from a Sept. 12 incident on the Allegheny campus. She and Jessica Michelle Garcia, 23, were arrested by Meadville Police Department at Arter Hall, one of the school’s academic buildings, around 1 a.m. after being told by college officials not to be on school property, according to the separate criminal complaints filed against each woman. Each woman faces a single count of criminal trespass.
While Foreman was released on $5,000 bond in the Aug. 31 drug case, she was subsequently incarcerated in the Sept. 12 trespassing case and remains in Crawford County jail in lieu of $15,000 bond.
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