Update: Woman charged with cocaine possession says police harassed, mocked her

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comJuly 19, 2013 

A woman faced charges of possession of cocaine during a Friday morning Recorder's Court hearing after she was arrested for walking in the roadway, according to a Columbus Police report.

Jacqueline Bradley, 53, faced charges of possession of cocaine, felony tampering with evidence, abandoning a controlled substance and pedestrian in roadway during an 8 a.m. hearing. Her case was heard by Judge Michael Cielinski.

An officer told the court that he was patrolling in the area of 27th Avenue and Cusseta Road at about 3:35 a.m. when he noticed Bradley wandering repeatedly into the roadway. A few times, a car had to dodge Bradley while she walked in the road.

The officer called for backup and approached Bradley near her car, which was parked on the side of the street. Bradley said she was looking for a relative in the area. While she was talking to the officer, he said she looked visibly nervous and seemed to be sweating profusely.

A backup officer noticed during the investigation that Bradley had dropped a small amount of a white substance near her feet and appeared to be standing on it. When Bradley was asked to move, officers found about one gram of powder which later tested positive for cocaine.

Bradley was arrested and taken to Muscogee County Jail on the aforementioned charges.

During the hearing, Bradley told Cielinski that she had been looking for a relative that she needed to take back to Macon. A few people in the neighborhood had asked if she needed help when she arrived at about 3 a.m., and one of those people might have dropped the white substance. She said she stepped on the cocaine accidentally while standing near her car.

Bradley also said she was sweating profusely because she is menopausal, which she claimed the police mocked her for. She also said that at one point she passed out temporarily and fell, and when she woke up police were mocking her and made no move to help her off the ground.

Cielinski prevented Bradley from detailing her complaints against the officers' conduct, saying she would need to speak with another authority.

Bradley's bond was set at $8,000. Her case has been forwarded to Muscogee County Superior Court.

A woman was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine Thursday after an officer stopped her for walking in the roadway near 27th Avenue and Cusseta Road, according to a Columbus Police report.

An officer stopped Jacqueline Bradley, 53, at about 3:35 a.m. after he noticed her walking in the roadway into Victory Trailer Park. She later attempted to abandon her cocaine in the roadway, which led the officer to place her under arrest.

Bradley was charged with possession of cocaine, felony tampering with evidence, abandoning a controlled substance and pedestrian in the roadway. She was taken to Muscogee County Jail.

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