Frances Mahdy (background) stands by as Livingston Police investigate.
Eating Crack Cocaine, Suspect Tampers With Evidence, LIVINGSTON, October 13, 2011 - At approximately 2:40 pm on October 12, 2011, Sergeant Ronnie Bogany with the Livingston Police Department observed a car making an unsafe turn in downtown Livingston. Bogany pulled the vehicle over into a parking lot on North Washington at Mimosa Street. The vehicle was driven by Barbara Robles 49 of Pasadena. Robles was traveling with her sister Frances Mahdy, 52, of Livingston. Sergeant Bogany observed that the women were acting nervous and this made him suspicious. Bogany had both women step out of the vehicle. By now, Sergeant Bogany was joined by Officer Adam Williford (also with LPD). Sergeant Bogany noticed that passenger Frances Mahdy had a white substance around the edges of her mouth and noticed that Mahdy was chewing something. By now, Detective Leon Middleton was on the scene. The police used a swab to get a sample of the substance out of her mouth and tested it on the scene. According to the field test, the substance was crack cocaine. Mahdy was charged with tampering with evidence (a felony). Mahdy was placed under arrest and booked into Polk County Jail. Barbara Robles was cited for no insurance but was allowed to drive away.
Special thank you: Detective Leon Middleton
Detective Leon Middleton talks to Mahdy.
Sergeant Ronnie Bogany places Mahdy under arrest. Mahdy was charged with felony tampering with evidence.
Sergeant bogany gathers more evidence.
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