A Montgomery Township woman picked up on a felony arrest warrant from Lansdale Borough Police Street Crimes Unit ended up with midemeanor drug charges from township police after cocaine and crack paraphernalia were allegedly found in her home.
Lisa Elizabeth Schultz, 45, of the 400 block of Running Brook Road, has been charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance, and 15 counts of misdemeanor use/possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court records. She is awaiting a preliminary hearing.…
On July 4, 2014, at 10:15 a.m., four Montgomery Township officers responded to Schultz's home to serve the arrest warrant from Lansdale, according to the affidavit. Schultz, police said, was the target of a joint drug investigation.
Officers were met at the door by the homeowner, Stephen Bourke, per the affidavit. Officers entered the home, at which time Schultz walked away from a pile of clothing in a rear bedroom, police said.
Schultz was asked to sit down, and police conducted a protective sweep of the property for safety, police said.
Police said there was drug paraphernalia throughout the home, in plain view.
In a garbage pail near the front door were several small green and pink Ziploc-brand baggies containing cocaine residue, police said. In another wastebasket in the kitchen were the same type of baggies, police said.
Schultz was arrested and taken to Montgomery Township Police for processing, police said.
Officers spoke with Bourke, an alleged crack cocaine user, and told him of the alleged drug paraphernalia in the home, and Bourke told police Schultz was a heavy cocaine user and routinely kept her narcotics throughout the home, police said.
Officers told Bourke they were applying for a search warrant immediately to search for narcotics in the home, police said.
Bourke was informed he could either give consent or have the right to refuse the warrant, police said. Bourke told police they could search the home, telling them Schultz allegedly “leaves her stuff everywhere,” according to the affidavit.
Bourke read and signed the warrant consent form and stayed on scene during the search, police said.
During the search, officers found a purse and a black tote bag in the front living room, according to the affidavit. Officers recovered two driver's licenses from the purse, both belonging to Schultz, with one printed with her maiden name, police said.
Bourke said Schultz sleeps in the living room, and police observed women's clothes and sex toys in the black tote, per the affidavit.
The following items were reportedly recovered from the purse:
- One cigarette pack containing 15 clear vials of cocaine, with black caps.
- One small pink Ziploc-brand bag containing cocaine residue
The following items were reportedly recovered from the the tote bag:
- One cigarette pack containing 17 clear vials of cocaine.
- One pill box containing two burnt “Chore Boy”-brand scouring pads, which is used in crack cocaine pipes
The following were recovered from two trash cans:
- Nine small green Ziploc-brand bags containing cocaine residue
- Two small pink Ziploc-brand bags containing cocaine residue
The following items were recovered from a rear bedroom:
- One glass/ceramic marijuana pipe containing marijuana
- One small clear jar with a green lid containing cocaine
The following was found in a pile of clothes in the bedroom. Police said the cocaine was found between clothing, which was placed on top of Schultz's children's toys:
- One cigar box containing a burnt, used crack cocaine pipe
- One medium-sized pink Ziploc-brand bag containing another small green bag full of crack cocaine, and a second bag containing burnt scouring pads
- Three metal push rods used to smoke crack cocaine
- One screwdriver used as a push rod
Police said the suspected cocaine tested positive for a cocaine base.