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September 2, 2010

Woman arrested on drug possession, one day after child endangerment charge

One day after a North Transit Street couple was charged with endangering the welfare of a child for living in a home that “was not fit for children,” Stephanie E. Williams was arrested on drug charges.

Police said they found Williams, 25, 237 N. Transit St., in possession of hypodermic needles, and 22 Adderall pills, five Xanax pills and several other prescription medications Williams reportedly said were not prescribed to her.

She was subsequently charged Wednesday with two counts of seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of hypodermic needles.

Lockport police said they responded to Williams’ home for a domestic incident Tuesday between Williams and Shannon L. Richardson, 32, also of 237 N. Transit St.

Upon arrival, police said they found hypodermic needles in Williams’ car, along with mushrooms, cocaine and pills in the home that was filled with garbage and animal feces. Officer Marshall Belling reported that three children were also living in the home.

The next day, Lockport police said they got another call from the couple’s residence after Williams and Richardson got into an argument.

Officer Anthony Pittman said Richardson told police about Williams’ drug use and possession. Police said they saw “fresh needle marks in her arms” and while speaking with Williams, noticed “she had glassy eyes and seemed to be very paranoid and hysterical.” Upon searching the residence, they found syringes and pills, according to the report.

Williams is scheduled for Lockport City Court Sept. 13, and Richardson is scheduled for a Wednesday court appearance. Police also said Child Protective Services was notified and is handling the case.

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