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When a Pevely woman and her son arrived at their home in the 1500 block of Glenoma Drive late Saturday (Sept. 28), they reportedly found a woman hiding under their front porch. Officers were called to the scene and arrested the woman for alleged possession of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, Pevely Police Capt. Larry Miller said.

He said the mom and son returned home at 10:40 p.m. after the mother picked up her son from a school homecoming dance.

“(The mother) advised she got out of her vehicle and began walking up to the front porch of her residence when her son told her, ‘Mom, get back in the car,’” Miller said. “Her son informed her of a woman hiding under the porch.”

The 41-year-old mother called police, who soon arrived, Miller said.

“The officers found the 38-year-old De Soto woman still hiding under the victim’s porch,” he said. “The subject claimed to be looking for a friend’s house but did not realize where she was and was searching for Wi-Fi.”

Officers learned the suspect was wanted on multiple warrants.

Miller said a subsequent search “revealed a clear cellophane (bag) containing a clear crystal-like substance and syringes.” The woman was booked and released pending application for warrants.

He said Pevely Police will seek charges against the woman through the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.