Woman arrested on drug-related charges
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:00 PM
Madison Police arrested a woman on a warrant and drug-related charges Monday afternoon after parole officers attempted to locate another person who skipped out of a parole meeting that day.
Kristen Nicole Noel, 21, faces a Level 5 felony count of possession of methamphetamine and a Level 6 felony count of unlawful possession of a hypodermic syringe. Prosecutors filed the charges Tuesday morning in Jefferson Superior Court.
Madison Police responded to an apartment in the 2800 block of Kennedy Drive around 6 p.m. after parole agents responded to the area in an attempt to look for a person who skipped out on a meeting. When parole agents approached the address for the person, they noticed an adult female and a small child inside, the probable cause affidavit stated.
Police joined parole agents at the scene, but the woman later identified as Noel gave officers a different identity. Noel later gave officers her correct name and police discovered she had an active arrest warrant in Jefferson County.
Police arrested Noel on the warrant and conducted a pat-down search. Officers found the woman to be in possession of a syringe and a digital scale.
Noel admitted to being a methamphetamine user and uses the syringe to inject the drug, but the woman denied the syringe found in her possession was hers. She also told officers she did not live at the residence, the affidavit stated.
Officers conducted a search on a backpack in the residence Noel claimed and found a small bag containing a crystal-like substance that later field tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as two spoons with residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Noel faces an enhanced drug charge due to the offense being committed with a child under the age of 18 present. The child was placed in the custody of family following Noel’s arrest.
Noel remains jailed where she awaits an initial hearing later this week.