NY trooper checking on car on side of interstate finds driver shooting up heroin

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Marathon, NY – On July 13, 2017, at about 9:30 p.m., New York State Police at Homer arrested Kayla L. Rothwell, age 25, of Moravia, NY for the misdemeanor of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree and other traffic violations.

This arrest occurred after a trooper stopped to check on an occupied vehicle that was stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 81, without the emergency flashers on, in the town of Marathon. As a trooper approached he saw the driver Rothwell as she was actively using heroin by injecting into herself.

A search of the vehicle found a small amount of heroin, several hypodermic syringes, and other drug related items. Rothwell was not found to be driving while impaired.

She was issued tickets returnable to the town of Marathon court on July 19, 2017.