A 3:00 a.m. call of two women causing a scene inside Walgreens, 7295 Market St., resulted in drug-related arrests, after police found suspected heroin residue in plain view in a car in the parking lot.
Three Boardman police officers went to the store after receiving a call two women who appeared intoxicated were inside the store walking into display cases and causing a scene.
Arriving at the business, police found a gold Lincoln that ‘backed-in’ two parking spaces.
The vehicle took up two parking spaces, Ptl. Phil Merlo said, adding another officer, Ptl. Michael Salser “looked through the window.
“He observed a small, knotted glassing baggie container white powder in plain view, laying on the front seat...characteristic of heroin abuse.”
Inside the store, police found two young females, identified as Christina ‘CT’ Direnzo, 20, and Christina Snyder, 23.
“Both females smelled of an alcoholic beverage and were obviously impaired as evidenced by their slurred speech and inability to comprehend simple, general questions,” Officer Merlo said.
Both women admitted to coming to the store in the gold Lincoln, the officer said.
DiRenzo’s purse was searched by police who found numerous pills and narcotics inside, including suboxone.
Officer Merlo said the white powder found on the front seat of the Lincoln tested positive for heroin.
Police said ‘Snyder...admitted that the heroin belonged to her.”
Direnzo, of 7391 Bonnie Place, was charged with drug abuse and possession of dangerous drugs. She told police she works at a Burger King on Midlothian Blvd.
Snyder, of 95 Leighton Ave., was charged with possession of heroin and drug abuse. She told police she works at Shapes Unlimited on Western Reserve Rd.
According to police, both women bore tattoos---‘Thug Misses.”