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Woman Raids Crash Cart at St. Joseph West Hospital for Drugs, Police Say

The woman told police she was in town to face drug charges.

A woman who told police she was in town to face drug charges attempted to steal narcotics from SSM St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis Dec. 2.

Lake Saint Louis Police said a witness saw Jessica Puglisi, 25, breaking into a crash cart at the hospital and taking 15 vials of various medications, putting them in her purse and bra.

Puglisi was charged Monday with misdemeanor theft. Her last known address was in the 2300 block of Oak Brook Drive in O’Fallon. Puglisi told police she had come back to town from Los Angeles to appear in court to face drug charges.

Police searched her purse and found a glass pipe and paperclip, each with residue.

Bail was set at $20,000 cash only for Puglisi.

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Jennifer S December 10, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Class act! Come back to town to face drug charges only to rack up some more.... Maybe rehab when you get out of jail?
Kathy Bennett December 10, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Another dumb thing about this situation is that there are no narcotics in a crash cart!

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