Published May 03, 2016
A Pennsylvania woman who dodged drug possession charges by summoning police when two men overdosed in her car has been fined $200 for disorderly conduct.
Thirty-four-year-old Jessica Ann Sharer of Johnstown was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia when she flagged down police May 1 after the men fell unconscious from heroin.
Sharer told police the men had overdosed and put a pouch containing drugs and paraphernalia on the car's trunk for officers to see.
The (Somerset) Daily American (http://bit.ly/1DHC6us ) reports that Sharer was fined Monday after pleading guilty to a summary count of disorderly conduct in February.
Somerset County prosecutors reduced the charges because of a new good Samaritan law that shields from prosecution those who help overdose victims.
Defense attorney Daniel Lovette III says, "She probably saved their lives."
Information from: Daily American, http://www.dailyamerican.com