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Allentown woman twice charged 12 hours apart on drug offenses

Police found a selection of nearly 100 pills

PLAINFIELD TWP., Pa. - An Allentown woman, who was unable to tell police the name of the doctor who prescribed the nearly 100 pills she said belonged to her, is now facing drug charges.

Slate Belt Regional police charged Rachel C. Keblitis, of South Filmore Street, with possession of a controlled substance, following her arrest at a Slate Belt car dealership Saturday. District Judge Alicia Zito arraigned the 27-year-old Tuesday morning, setting bail at $15,000.

Keblitis was already in Northampton County Prison on drug charges, stemming from a separate drug-related incident about 12 hours earlier.

Police were dispatched to Reagle Dodge in Plainfield Township about 1 p.m. Saturday. Keblitis was wanted by the Slate Belt Regional Police Department on an arrest warrant that had been issued earlier in the day for felony drug possession, according to court records.

It’s not clear from court records why Keblitis was at the auto dealership.

After she was taken into custody, Keblitis asked police to retrieve a small white container from the car that she said held her prescription medication. Inside the container, police found 56 Baclofen tablets, two Clonazepam, 15 Tramadol, nine Amitriptylin and 13 Clonazepam, according to court records.

When asked about the medications, Keblitis couldn’t name the doctors that prescribed them, when and where she picked them up or even the types of pills in the container, according to police.

Slate Belt Regional police first encountered Keblitis about 1 a.m. the same day nearby at the Turkey Hill in Wind Gap. Police were dispatched to the convenience store after a witness became concerned that a woman in the bathroom for about 45 minutes may have overdosed, according to records.

Police said they checked on Keblitis as she climbed into the passenger side of a Ford Explorer in the parking lot. She insisted she was fine, but police said the man in the driver’s seat had his head on the steering wheel, slurred speech, pinpoint pupils, bloodshot eyes and struggled to hold his head up.

He insisted he was just tired, but admitted it probably wasn’t best for him to drive. Keblitis’ license was suspended.

Police eventually decided to tow the car and a search allegedly turned up a digital scale, pot, methamphetamine, hypodermic needles and packaging materials.

In all, authorities charged Keblitis with six counts of possession of a controlled substance and single counts of possession with intent to deliver, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Keblitis is in Northampton County Prison after failing to post a combined $40,000 bail. She has two preliminary hearings scheduled later this month.

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