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Police wake up woman, arrest her on drug charges

She was found slumped in the driver's seat

PLAINFIELD TWP., Pa. - When police in Northampton County found a woman passed out in a fast food parking lot, they also allegedly found meth, pot and prescription pills.

Brianna L. Hawk, of Whitney Avenue in Palmer Township, is now facing drug charges following her arrest outside the Wendy’s in Plainfield Township early Sunday morning. District Judge Alicia Zito arraigned the 20-year-old later that morning, setting bail at $25,000.

Slate Belt Regional police spotted Hawk’s Nissan parked in the Wendy’s parking lot at 6696 Sullivan Trail shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday, while the restaurant was closed, according to court records. An officer noticed what appeared to be a woman slumped over in the driver’s seat.

Police woke Hawk, who appeared to be under the influence. The officer also spotted several clear, stamped plastic baggies commonly used in drug sales on the front seats, according to records.

A search of the car allegedly turned up a digital scale, a more stamped baggies, a glass pipe, two baggies of methamphetamine, two baggies of marijuana and four alprazolam tablets. Police said the drugs found in the car appeared to be packaged for sale.

Police charged Hawk with a felony count of possession with intent to deliver and misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana possession.

She failed to post bail and was sent to Northampton County Prison to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for Oct. 12.


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