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St. Augustine police arrest woman on drug charges

2:04 PM, Aug 27, 2012   |    comments
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Officers with the St. Augustine Police Department following up on a case of credit card theft instead arrested a woman on drug-related charges.

Detectives were at a store at 70 Masters Drive to follow up on a credit card theft and fraud case, according to a news release from SAPD Public Information Officer Mark Samson.

Samson said while detectives were in the store, Mary Servantes, 49, arrived outside the store.

When the two detectives approached Servantes to identify themselves as police officers, Servantes exclaimed she needed to use the bathroom, Samson said.

One of the detectives said no, that Servantes was being detained.  Servantes asked a second time to go inside to use the bathroom and Samson said the officers once again told her no.

Servantes then ran into the store, attempting to elude police.

Once she was inside, Servantes began taking things out of her bra.  Samson said it was later discovered Servantes had removed a glass stem with steel wool in one end, which is commonly used to smoke crack cocaine.

After a short struggle, Servantes was arrested and taken to the St. Johns County Jail. While she was being searched, Samson said police found three small baggies with a substance inside that field tested positive for marijuana and a credit card belonging to another person.

Servantes has been charged with resisting an officer, possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment and failure to appear. She is being held on $4,000 bond.

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