FAIRFIELD — A Waterville woman was summoned on drug charges Sunday night after police allegedly saw syringes sticking out of her purse during a motor vehicle stop.

Natasha M. Nadeau, 26, of 97 Western Ave., Waterville, was summoned on charges of possession of hypodermic apparatuses and unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, both class D misdemeanors. She was also arrested on two warrants for unpaid fines for previous assault charges.

Fairfield police originally stopped the 2005 red Kia Rio in which Nadeau was a passenger for erratic operation on Skowhegan Road near Shawmut, Capt. Paul St. Amand said.

When an officer asked for Nadeau’s identification, she allegedly tried to give a false name and when she was unable to spell the last name handed over a Maine ID card, St. Amand said.

After police ran the warrant check and asked Nadeau to step out of the car, the officer allegedly saw the orange caps and packaging of syringes sticking out of her purse. After conducting a search of the car, the officer allegedly found marijuana, a smoking pipe, a spoon with whitish residue on its face and needles with some amount of drug still in them, St. Amand said. Nadeau allegedly admitted that the needles were filled with heroin.

Nadeau was arrested on the two warrants and taken to Somerset County Jail.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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