M'burgh woman arrested for taking pills from vet


A Middleburgh woman was arrested Wednesday by the Fonda State Police on charges of stealing pills from an animal hospital in Amsterdam where she worked.
Jennifer M. Townes, 30, was arrested on charges of stealing tramadol pills from the Amsterdam Animal Hospital where she worked as a veterinarian's assistant, according to police.
Ms. Townes admitted to the Troopers that she had taken the pills and brought them home. Tramadol are synthetic analgesic painkillers.
A search of her home revealed that she was in possession of a small amount of marijuana, a switchblade knife, and the stolen pills, according to police.
She was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance outside the original container, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.
She was issued appearance tickets to return to the Amsterdam court on May 7 and the Middleburgh town court on May 8, according to police.