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Woman admits to felony pill charge

Cary Ashby • Oct 23, 2012 at 11:40 PM

A rural Greenwich woman pleaded guilty Monday to attempting to swallow some pills during a Norwalk Police Department investigation.

Justina M. Hall, 25, of 1471 Crescent Road, will be sentenced Dec. 12 for attempted tampering with evidence. The fourth-degree felony is punishable by six to 18 months behind bars and a $5,000 maximum fine. Since Hall has a prior felony conviction, she could face prison time.

Police received a call Sept. 21 from an area motorist who reported seeing Hall shooting heroin in front of a mobile home park. According to the police report, the motorist said Hall was on the steps of an office building, sitting with a syringe to her arm.

"(Officers) found Ms. Hall in an intoxicated condition," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said Monday.

"Her purse was brought out. She tried to lunge for some pills and tried to swallow them," Leffler said earlier.

Hall, who is out on a personal recognizance bond, is prohibited from having any communication or association with Brooke Turner.

"There is an allegation -- and that's all it is, an allegation, that she supplied the drugs to (Hall)," Leffler said after Monday's hearing.

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