Two Elyria women accused of passing off sugar as cocaine

August 9, 2018

Two Elyria women accused of passing off sugar as cocaine

ELYRIA, Ohio -- Elyria police arrested two women Wednesday after one admitted that she tried to pass off a bag of sugar as cocaine that she was going to try to sell, police said.

Police stopped Roxanne Streets, 43, of Elyria, at about 2:30 a.m. along State Route 57 after she failed to completely stop at the intersection of Midway Boulevard and Leona Street, a police report says. 

The officer said Streets appeared to be nervous and was visibly shaking, according to the police report. The officer asked her to get out of the car. He searched Streets and felt a small, round object in her pocket.

“It’s not cocaine, it’s actually just sugar in a baggie,” Streets said, according to the police report. 

The officer took out the plastic bag containing white powder and again asked what was inside. “It’s just sugar. We were going to sell it to a crackhead as if it was crack,” she said, according to the police report.

The officer then asked the passenger in the car, 34-year-old Elizabeth Hamilton, to step out of the car. “I’m going to be honest with you, I have two pipes inside of my purse,” she said, according to police.

Officers found two burnt pipes with cocaine residue and a baggie with cocaine in Hamilton’s purse, the police report said. 

Hamilton was charged with possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, and drug paraphernalia, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. Streets was arrested on a fifth-degree felony charge of counterfeit controlled substance.

Elyria Municipal Court Judge Gary C. Bennett set their bonds at $2,750 and $2,500, respectively.

Both women are set to appear before Judge Bennett as co-defendants on Thursday at 2 p.m. for their preliminary hearing.

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