LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Pavilion woman was sent back to jail Tuesday morning after she was found to have multiple illegal substances in her system by an in-court drug test.
Felicia Hirsch, 29, was committed to the Livingston County Jail on increased bail after she was seen clutching her abdomen and nodding off while waiting for her case to be called. Judge Dennis Cohen then ordered an immediate drug evaluation which revealed she was on multiple unprescribed substances including cocaine and Oxycodone.
“My client maintains that she is not sure why she would test positive for cocaine,” said her attorney, Assistant Public Defender Ann Connor.
Connor indicated that Hirsch said that she was ill due to a case of the flu.
According to Assistant District Attorney Justin Hill, the agreed-upon plea offer as of that morning was for 6 months in jail and 5 years of probation with drug treatment after she was charged with allegedly possessing multiple illegal narcotics, including heroin, and a crack pipe. However, Hill added that the positive drug test will likely change that offer.
Hirsch, who had been previously released from jail on $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond, was remanded to the Livingston County Jail on $20,000 cash or credit card.