Prescott woman faces drug charges after strange yelling

Luisa Margarita Medina, 39, of Prescott

Luisa Margarita Medina, 39, of Prescott

Prescott police booked Luisa Margarita Medina, 39, of Prescott into the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde Oct. 22 on charges of possession of dangerous drugs - methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia after an officer found six bindles of methamphetamine in purses and items Medina reportedly admitted were hers.

At 10:26 p.m., an officer answered a call about an unknown woman yelling strange things and knocking on the door of a home in the 800 block of Flora Street.

When the officer arrived, he found a woman, later identified as Medina, sitting on the front porch of the home and asked what she was doing, said Lt. Andy Reinhardt, spokesman for the Prescott Police Department.

Medina pointed to a car parked across the street with its lights on, and told the officer the car was her boyfriend's and that it was stolen, Reinhardt said.

Another officer arrived, ran the plate through dispatch, and learned the car was registered to Medina, according to the police report.

Medina told the officer that her family was going to steal her boyfriend's car, and the officer noticed that her words were slurred, according to the police report.

When the officer asked Medina where she was, she told him she was at her home, which is about 2 miles south of where she was, according to the police report.

The officer saw a maroon coin purse, several open packs of cigarettes, and two other purses on the ground near Medina, and she told him all the items were hers, according to the police report. When the officer picked up the coin purse, he saw a small plastic bindle with a white crystal substance inside that later tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the police report.

The officer found six bindles of meth that weighed a total of less than a gram in her purses and cigarette packs; a blue plastic tube with white crystal residue; and a glass pipe with brown and white residue in the bowl, according to the police report.