Woman arrested for alleged heroin possession

Woman arrested for alleged heroin possession

CHAMPAIGN — A Frankfort, Ill., woman was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly having heroin in her car.

University of Illinois Police Lt. Matt Myrick said an officer on patrol about 9 a.m. noticed a car in the 700 block of South Wright Street that had an expired registration.

Upon checking, he found that the driver also used a breath alcohol ignition interlock device, which reads a driver’s blood-alcohol content before allowing the vehicle to be started.

The officer stopped the car and learned that the driver, Shani Harshbarger, 36, had a restricted driving permit and was driving at a time when she wasn’t allowed to.

After arresting her, the officer searched her car and found hypodermic syringes and six small bags of suspected heroin, Myrick said.

Harshbarger was arrested on preliminary charges of driving under the influence of drugs, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She remained at the Champaign County Jail Saturday night.



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Local Yocal wrote on January 19, 2013 at 10:01 pm
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Ms. Harshbarger must have forgot about her driving status while she was in Afghanistan picking up her heroin. Tsk, tsk, she should know Champaign has plenty of Class A liquor licensed establishments to get high that way. Well at least she wasn't driving like an eratic alcoholic.

Lucky the officer arrested her for driving on a restricted permit so he could search the car. The big nanny government liberals should award the officer employee of the month. Thanks to his crackerjack observations, the city gets the $500 dollar impoundment fee, ca-ching,....lawyers get another case,....ca-ching,... taxpayers owe another $50 dollar a day stay in the county jail, ca-ching,....10% of a high bond if she or her family posts it, ca-ching....the fines, and all the fees that can be assessed, totalling in the thousands, ca-ching,...if probation is given, $30 a month for two years, ca-ching...if substance abuse counseling is ordered, $50 (?) per session, pay at the door, ca-ching....if prosecutors discover she has priors, has long-term unemployment, and her addiction is acute and therefore she is not likely to ever get a job, throw her in the prisons at $20,000-$30,000 a year....ca-ching! ca-ching! Might as well imprison the addict, she probably had a soda pop over 16 oz. in her car too!

Man, you big nanny government liberals love to spend the tax money and tax the heck out of everybody into deficit spending! Thanks to the big nanny government libs, our county justice system has us $50 million in the hole with all their cradle-to-grave government programs.

And special thanks to the police publicity departments and their energizer bunny Ms. Schenk, because The News-Gazette is at record pace in pumping out the crime stories. What are we at now, guys? 10 a-day? 200,000 people in the county, and everyday The News-Gazette focuses on the 5 people who get in trouble with the big nanny government liberals. The News-Gazette is achieving that high Jerry Springer quality as a news outlet.

Now don't you good tax payers just feel, from reading about all this crime around us, the need to give these big nanny government liberals a new $22 million dollar jail? You know, for the children.

This taxing and spending would be out of control it weren't for us conservatives making sure The Prairie Center detoxification unit was underfunded. Somebody has to be reasonable.