Casper Police arrested a woman on Sunday, Feb. 11, after they were called to her home for what was reported to be a citizen arrest, according to an affidavit.
The father of Kathy Lynn Sciole told police that Sciole had attempted to overdose on heroin the day before and that there were drugs at the residence.
At the residence, officers asked for and were granted permission to enter by Sciole. Inside, the officers found “numerous pieces of aluminum foil in plain view on the kitchen table,” according to the report. The foil was burnt, which indicated use of a controlled substance.
Sciole denied using heroin or attempting to harm herself, according to the report.
She claimed to have disposed of drugs after her son was arrested for parole violation earlier in the week and denied knowledge of controlled substances still inside the residence.
Upon further questioning, Sciole admitted to using heroin by injection days earlier while in Colorado. Officers noticed numerous used syringes inside a trash bin in the residence, which Sciole said belonged to her son. Officers noticed “numerous marks and bruises about her forearms, which were consistent with injection sites,” according to the report.
With Sciole’s permission and a consent form, officers then searched her bedroom and more items commonly used for injecting controlled substances.
Officers discovered a glass bong with a powdery substance, and a silicone container with a black tar-like substance. Field testing confirmed the substances were methamphetamine and heroin, respectively. Sciole claimed one of her son’s friend had stayed in the room days prior and was using the bong, though she couldn’t provide details about the person. She said the heroin belonged to her son.
Officers were later contacted by Sciole’s brother-in-law, who said Sciole had admitted to using heroin and had attempted to overdose the day before. He said Sciole has had drug issues in the past and is concerned for her welfare, according to the report.
Sciole is charged with possession of a controlled substance (heroin) and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
All of those cited or arrested are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Charges are subject to change following official filings from the Natrona County District Attorney’s Office.