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Hospitalized woman sells meth from her bed surrounded by digital scale and drug packaging materials

By Mason White 2:15 PM April 20, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A woman was caught selling meth from her hospital bed, police in Washington said.

Vancouver Police said that 47-year-old Karin Cole, was selling methamphetamine from her room at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

A Clark County judge approved a search warrant on Thursday, and detectives seized 6 grams of methamphetamine, a scale and packaging materials.

Cole was not arrested at the time because of her medical issues. The case was handed over to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

Police requested that she be charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Cole was arrested in January, on suspicion of selling methamphetamine at her home in Washougal.

Hospital spokesman Randy Querin issued a statement praising the police investigation. No employees at the hospital has been arrested or questioned.