New York woman tells police her cocaine is really homemade soapBy Mason White 12:25 PM November 17, 2013
By: Moses Gold
A New York woman tried to wiggle her way out of an arrest by telling police that her bricks of cocaine are really homemade soap, according to police reports in Pennsylvania.
The woman said that the bricks found in her rental car she was driving on Interstate 78 were homemade soap, but Pennsylvania State Police said they were cocaine.
Annadel Cruz and Alexander Bernstein were detained in a white Mercedes with Tennessee plates after traveling 60 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone on I-78 westbound near exit 54A in South Whitehall Township, according to court documents.
Police in Fogelsville said police smelled marijuana coming from the passenger side of the car and Cruz, the driver, said that she smoked marijuana, but not in the car.
Cruz, 26, said there were no drugs in the car and gave police permission to search it.
Bernstein, 30, also told police that there was no marijuana in the car and gave police permission to search a white bag that was in the trunk.
While looking in the trunk, police opened a factory compartment in the side wall and found a plastic bag with two packages wrapped in packing tape and red tape.
Cruz told police the packages were homemade soap, but tests showed that the white powdery substance was cocaine. Cruz also had a small amount of marijuana concealed in her bra.
The two, both of New York City, were charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of cocaine, conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cruz is also charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and traffic violations.
The two were brought before District Court Judge Jacob Hammond and were booked into Lehigh County Prison.