CALEDONIA — A Caledonia resident was arrested by Caledonia Police on Jan. 8 on drug charges after claiming that an unlabeled bottle of pills were asprin when they were in fact opioid pain killers.
According to a press release from Caledonia Police Chief Daniel Chapman, Kayleigh Miceli, 24, was charged with misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree after the officer found the pills in the glove box.
“Upon investigation both subjects in the car tried to claim it as aspirin,” said Chapman. “The officer did return to the patrol car and search the pill to confirm it was actually a 40mg Oxymorphone pain pill, with a common name of Opana ER. This pill is considered a controlled substance and was not prescribed to either occupant.”
According to drugs.com, Oxymorphone can cause life-threatening respiratory distress when taken in high doses or when combined with other substances. It also has a high risk of dependency.
Miceli is due in court at a later date.