Police say woman hid heroin in gum container

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A 35-year-old woman was found with a quantity of drugs in Rome after law enforcement officials said she was spotted bicycling at 3 a.m. Monday, authorities said.

Police said Ashley R. Schmidt, of Second Street, was bicycling on Harbor Way at 3 a.m. Monday, and she was found to have an open warrant from Utica City Court.

Police said Schmidt’s backpack was searched and they found a bubble gum container with a quantity of heroin inside.

Schmidt is charged with one count of seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance, police stated.

She was issued a ticket for Rome City Court, and was then handed over to Utica Police, the law enforcers added.

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