Police: Catawba woman caught with heroin just hours before court

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMay 14, 2013 

— A Catawba woman who told police she was due in court on Monday was arrested when Rock Hill authorities found heroin and syringes in her purse.

At 8:30 a.m., police were sent to a Rolling Ridge Road home, where they found a 22-year-old woman suffering from a drug overdose, according to a Rock Hill Police report. They saw Megan Outlaw, 21, try to help the woman to her feet, but she collapsed and had to be taken to the hospital.

Outlaw told police that the woman went into Eddie Simmon’s bedroom and, when she came out, had a blank stare on her face, the report states. As Outlaw explained what happened, officers discovered that Outlaw was wanted by the state Department of Probation & Parole.

Officers searched Outlaw’s purse and found a syringe filled with clear liquid. Outlaw told police heroin was in the syringe, but asked officers not to arrest her because she was due in court at 1 p.m., the report states.

Police charged Outlaw with possession of heroin and took her to jail, the report states. While searching Simmons’ home, they found two vials of Andropen 275, a steroid that blends five testosterones, and three hydrocodone pills from a pair of shorts Outlaw was wearing when police first arrived.

Police charged Simmons with unlawful possession of anabolic steroids, and additionally charged Outlaw with possession of hydrocodone, a schedule III drug.

In March, Outlaw and her sister were found in a Rock Hill motel room using heroin and hydrocodone after a man accused them of stealing his gun, tweezers, GPS and cell phone while they were at his house. Police charged Outlaw with possession of prescription pills.

Outlaw had already been serving probation for grand larceny, her criminal record shows.

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