Heroin falls from suspect's pants

Posted at: 01/07/2014 1:55 PM
Updated at: 01/07/2014 6:08 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Stephanie Murtha
Stephanie Murtha
Photo: New York State Police

FONDA - State Police say as they went to arrest a suspect on Route 30A last week who was wanted in a gas station larceny, heroin fell out of her pants.

According to police, Stephanie Murtha's car matched the description of the one from the gas station. Three bundles of heroin fell out of her pants when she stepped out of the car. Police say a search of the car turned up a hypodermic needle.

A check of Murtha's license also found 20 confirmed suspensions.

Murtha, 45, was sent to the Fulton County Jail in lieu of bail. She's set to appear in court next week.