Woman Claims She Was ‘Poisoned’ by Her Own Meth, Police Say

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A 44-year-old Hellertown woman has been charged with possession of methamphetamine after police say she allegedly initiated her own arrest after claiming she was a victim of poisoning.

In a news release issued Thursday, borough police said Heather Machemer called police from a gas station to report being “poisoned” shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Machemer then said she didn’t want emergency medical treatment, according to police, and when officers arrived at the location she’d phoned from had already left the scene.

“Contact was then made at the home of (Machemer), who did appear to be under the influence of a controlled substance,” police said.

“Amidst [Machemer’s] claims of being poisoned (by methamphetamine), [she] produced her modified light bulb smoking device containing methamphetamine to be tested by police as proof of her story,” police added.

Machemer is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness, according to police.

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