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Cops: Shoplift Probe Leads to Drug Arrest in Fitchburg

March 14, 2019

FITCHBURG -- While police were investigating an alleged shoplifting at a Main Street drugstore in February, a woman was discovered carrying over 22 grams of crack cocaine and six grams of heroin, according to court documents.

Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Bonnie Pratt, 38, of 66 Spring St., Winchendon, to determine if she had been involved in a shoplifting incident at the CVS on Main Street.

During the investigation, she was discovered to be in possession of crack cocaine and taken into custody, according to court documents.

While Pratt was being booked, officers discovered a large item in the front of her pants, which turned out to be sock filled with three plastic bags, one containing 22.3 grams of crack cocaine, the second containing 6.3 grams of heroin, and a third with a Suboxone pill and an amphetamine pill, according to the police report.

Police also found in Pratt’s purse, two Suboxone strips.

Pratt was charged with one count of trafficking more than 18 and less than 36 grams of cocaine, one count of possession with intent to distribute at Class A controlled substance (heroin), and two counts of drug possession related to the discovery of the pills and strips, according to court documents.

When she was arraigned in February in District Court, because of two open cases, according to court documents, the state made a motion to revoke her bail for 90 days, which was allowed.

The judge also set a cash bail of $500 or a $1,500 surety bond..

Court documents indicate Pratt posted the cash bail on March 5.

Her next court date is April 23.