A woman who told the police that she had already filed a police report, after pills were found in her car, challenged the officer to check her story and was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance earlier this month after he checked.
Sherry Sircher-Gaittens was driving south on Cicero Avenue near 108th Street at 49 miles per hour according to the police officer who stopped her car.
Sircher-Gaittens sliced up a fresh story for the officer claiming that she was looking for Arby’s. After questioning her, the officer determined that Sircher-Gaittens had passed Arby’s at least twice based on her route.
She allegedly also told the officer she was in a bank parking lot on Cicero Avenue but didn’t know the name of the bank. The officer alleged that her eyes appeared “droopy” and he asked her to exit the vehicle to determine if she was under the influence of anything other than hunger for Arby’s. According to the officer, she didn’t appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
When the officer asked if he could search her vehicle, Sircher-Gaittens allegedly agreed. In retrospect, that may have been a mistake. The police claim that they found a prescription bottle with the label scratched off inside the center console. The police also claim that a note on the bottle said “$10”. The officer alleged that he found 37 white pills and identified the pills as Morphine, which is a controlled substance.
Sircher-Gaittens told the officer that the pills did not belong to her and that she had filed a police report in Worth about someone being in her car. According to the police, they checked with Worth’s police and claim that she had never filed such a report.
During a search of Sircher-Gaittens, the police alleged that they found 16 individual packets of Suboxone sublingual film, which is also a controlled substance. Sircher-Gaittens, a 52 year old white female, provided the police with a Chicago address.