November 18, 2013

Beverly Lunsford - Charged With Snorting Drugs Before Attending Parent-Teacher Conference, Resisting Arrest

Paris, Maine (The Weekly Vice) - Beverly Lunsford, a 27-year-old Maine woman, has been jailed after she allegedly showed up intoxicated to a parent-teacher conference and refused to leave without a fight.

According to police, officers were dispatched to Dirigo Elementary School Wednesday afternoon after receiving a report that an woman had arrived at the school intoxicated.

Investigators say Lunsford and her child arrived at the school to attend parent-teacher conferences. Witnesses at the school became concerned when Lunsford took more than 15 minutes to park her vehicle and appeared to be intoxicated.

When officers questioned Lunsford about her driving, she claimed that her vehicle was having a power steering issue. She also claimed that she had taken prescription medication that she had a prescription for.

Officers attempted to take Lunsford into custody after she failed a field sobriety test, however, Lunsford would have no part of it.

Lunsford allegedly resisted arrest while screaming and swearing at the officer. Her resistance was so intense, according to the arrest report, the officer was nearly forced to drag the woman from the school gymnasium all the way to his cruiser.

Once inside the cruiser, Lunsford continued to scream and swear at other parents who were attending conferences.

At one point Lunsford complained that she couldn't breath and that her handcuffs had cut into her wrists. Officers responded by calling paramedics who examined Lunsford at the scene. She was transported to jail following the exam.

Lunsford later admitted that she had snorted busiprone - a drug that is used to treat anxiety. Officers later recovered the straw she used to snort the medication.

She was booked into jail and charged with disorderly conduct, refusing to submit to arrest, unlawful possession of drugs and violating  conditions of release. She was released after posting $500 bail.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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