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Suspect Gave Substandard Meth to Sheriff’s Deputy

A Florida woman who was reportedly unhappy with the quality of her drug purchase was arrested and charged after allegedly giving the substance to a deputy.

Beth Ann Franchak is a 52-year-old woman who lives in a condominium in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

On October 1, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department reported that Franchak notified them and asked if they would send had one of their deputies to her dwelling.

When they arrived at her residence, the woman allegedly told the law enforcement officer that she made a .25 gram drug purchase from someone, and she was reportedly unhappy because she felt the quality was subpar as compared to what she expected.

According to the police report, Franchak willingly handed a plastic bag to the deputy and referred to it as “junk.” Based on the appearance of what was in the plastic sack, the deputy suspected it was likely methamphetamine.

The deputy confirmed the amount of the substance in the bag, which Franchak allegedly said cost her $20.00 when she bought it from the purported scammer.

The police reported that when it was performed, “a presumptive test was positive” in confirming that the crystalline substance Franchak reportedly gave the officer was methamphetamine.

Franchak, who has two prior criminal convictions for restraining order violations that were unrelated to drug crimes, was placed under arrest and booked into the Pinellas County Jail.

As reported in the arrest documents, it is expected that she will face charges for suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance, and Franchak was incarcerated on a $2,000 bond.

She was released from custody later that evening.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a drug offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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