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Police charge woman with drug possession at crowded Beverly roller rink

Posted by Sean Teehan  November 23, 2010 10:55 AM

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Beverly Police arrested a Middleton woman after she allegedly snorted drugs off of a table at a crowded roller skating rink over the weekend.

At about 3:30 on Sunday, police received a 9-1-1 call from a concerned citizen who was at Roller Palace on Sohier Road with her children. According to Officer April Clarizia, the caller sat at a table close by a woman identified as Carolyn Rielly, 53.

"[The caller] saw Rielly snorting what appeared to be cocaine through a straw on a table," Clarizia said.

When a Beverly Police officer arrived to investigate, two people pointed out a woman. When the officer approached, she "looked nervous and was visibly shaking," the officer said in his report.

The officer asked the woman to step out of the rink, which was noisy due to the hundreds of children at at several birthday parties, to speak with him in the corridor, according to Clarizia.

Before going with the officer, Clarizia said, the woman began taking things out of her purse and putting them in a white plastic bag, according to Clarizia.

When questioned by the officer, Rielly told him she has lupus and narcolepsy, and that she snorted a prescription Provogil pill because "it made her feel better faster," Clarizia said.

When searching her purse, the officer found an anti-anxiety drug, though she did not have a prescription, Clarizia said.

The officer then went back to the table, where he saw a straw and white powder residue, and looked in the plastic bag the woman left at the table, Clarizia said. He also found a bottle for  Prednisone which was prescribed to Rielly's deceased mother-in-law.

When another officer arrived to search the woman for other drugs, a Roller Palace employee told the responding officer he saw her put something in a hole in the wall, Clarizia said. When the officer reached in, he found another prescription bottle with the name of her deceased mother in law on it. The bottle contained other drugs, including oxycodone and methadone, according to Clarizia.

Rielly was arrested for possession of class B, C, and E substances as well as a default warrant, Clarizia said. Police also filed a report with the Department of Children and Families, Clarizia said.

After a court appearance yesterday, Rielly was released on personal recognizance and ordered to meet with a probation officer weekly and submit to random drug testing, according to Clarizia.

Rielly's next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 3, Clarizia said.

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