LEICESTER, Mass. — A woman was arrested on drug charges after a routine traffic stop last Friday led to the discovery of 38 tablets of Percocet in her possession, Leicester police said.
At about 1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, Sgt. Daniel Dyson stopped Lindsey Mastromatteo, 26, of 22 Pocasset Ave., Worcester, for allegedly speeding, police said.
"They observed that she had an intoxicated appearance," Police Chief Jim Hurley said. "Her eyes were bloodshot and glassy, her speech was slurred. She appeared confused and had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage."
Although Mastromatteo said she had not been drinking, she failed the field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest, said Hurley.
While taken to the station for booking, police found 38 tablets of Percocet concealed on her person, in addition to several hundred dollars in cash, police said. Percocet is a prescription drug used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain and contains a narcotic pain reliever.
Mastromatteo was charged with speeding, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operating under the influence of liquor, possession of a Class B substance and possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute, police said.
She was arraigned at East Brookfield Court.