By Steve Pope | September 9, 2018
A 20-year-old woman who had just been arrested by the Stowe Township police offered to sell a police officer drugs saying, “I can help you 2 for 15 or 4 for 25,” police alleged in a criminal complaint.
Police were called to the 100 block of Harlem shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday for the report of a person driving a vehicle in circles and honking their horn. After police observed Malaysia Smith of Coraopolis, drive her car the wrong way down a one way street they pulled her over.
According to police, Smith was rambling and refusing to answer any of their questions. At first she refused to step out of the car, but did so after an officer opened her door. Police say they immediately smelled and also saw marijuana inside the car and placed Smith under arrest, the complaint said.
As police were walking Smith towards a police car “she started to pull away” and refused to get into the car. Inside the car, police found a “bag of Xanax bars and a bag of suspected marijuana,” police wrote in the complaint.
While at the police station Smith continued to be uncooperative, by refusing to answer when asked to submit to a blood test and screaming at police. At one point she called a police dispatcher “a crack head” and then offered to sell an officer drugs.
Smith was booked into the Allegheny County Jail and faces charges of possession with intent to manufacture xanax, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and xanax and also DUI. The date for her preliminary hearing has not been scheduled.
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