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Woman stopped for license check tells cops she 'ate some heroin'

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany Police unit was patrolling in the Pointe North area Wednesday when their tag reader alerted that it had spotted a tag associated with suspended insurance.

The officer stopped the 1997 Nissan driven by Jessica Askew, 31, who lives on Alberson Drive, had an expired paper copy of her drivers license. 

Askew's license was suspended, and she was arrested. On the way to police headquarters, Askew, also known as Jennifer Bardfield, became listless and groggy and began slurring her speech.

She said the she had 'eaten some heroin,' and soon EMS was taking her to Phoebe Putney.

She had taken about half a gram of the drug, but soon came around at the hospital, where she was getting treatment. She faces numerous counts of motor vehicle violations.

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