A Springfield woman is being accused of drug possession and menacing after she allegedly hid a bottle of prescription pills from police at the hospital.
Amber M. Simason, 28, of Springfield, is facing charges of drug possession, tampering with/or substituting dangerous drugs and menacing, according to a police report.
Police were called to Springfield Regional Medical Center at about 9 p.m. Sunday evening about an assault of a juvenile. Officers were flagged down by a doctor who told police Simason was attempting to leave with a child who needed further medical attention.
Officers met Simason as she was leaving the hospital, the report said. She was having trouble walking and was falling into things and was also slurring her words. She told officers she didn’t have any drugs, but allowed them to search her bookbag. As they began their search, officers noticed her placing a bottle of prescription pills up her jacket sleeve, the report said.
She told police the pills were klonopins and she hid them because she didn’t want officers to take them. The pills inside the bottle were identified as a different medication which Simason allegedly could not provide a prescription for, officers said. Simason was arrested for drug possession, the report said.
On the way to the jail, she allegedly told the officer: “We’ll see each other when you don’t have your uniform on,” the report said. Simason also allegedly told the officer that Springfield is a small place and that every “bully” has their day, it said.
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