Woman allegedly arrives to wash police cars possessing marijuana

A 25-year-old county parolee who showed up Saturday morning to do her court-ordered community service of washing city police cars was sent straight to jail after she arrived allegedly intoxicated and with 11 baggies of marijuana in her purse, according to city Patrolman Jason Dockey.

A field sobriety test revealed that Michelle Vann “was under the influence of an intoxicant” when she arrived at the city garage in the 1600 block of West Fourth Street to wash police cars about 9:10 a.m., Dockey said in an affidavit.

Vann, of 2017 W. Fourth St., told the officer she was under the influence of Tramido, a controlled substance that is a painkiller.

“Since she is under the supervision of the county’s office of probation and parole, she is not to use or possess any type of controlled substance,” Dockey said.

In her purse, police discovered 11 bags of marijuana and four cell phones, Dockey said. On probation for shoplifting, Vann was placed in the Lycoming County Prison on a probation violation.

She was taken from the jail Wednesday morning and arraigned before District Judge James Carn on charges of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession drug paraphernalia. She was recommitted in lieu of $18,500 bail.

During her arraignment, Vann admitted that she was addicted to drugs and alcohol. Formerly of the 800 block of Elmira Street, Vann was arrested on Feb. 15 while allegedly trying to steal more than $900 worth of merchandise from stores at the Lycoming Mall, according to Muncy Township police.

During that incident she allegedly threatened a mall security officer, telling him “I’m going to kill you when I get out.” She was out on bail on that case when she showed up Saturday to wash police cars.