Blaming “Fathead” Doesn’t Fool Deputy, Woman Faces Drug Charges
DADE CITY (HERNANDO) – A Sheriff Deputy’s keen instincts led to the arrest of a Spring Hill woman early Thursday morning, after he stopped to check what appeared to be a disabled vehicle on Gardenia Way.
According to officials, Deputy David Greis-Ospina made contact with two women standing next to a vehicle to find out if they needed assistance. One of the women, who identified herself as Miranda Roseanne, claimed her friend “Fathead” was walking to the gas station to get fuel. Roseanne continued to use the term “Fathead” as he explained the situation to Deputy Ospina.
Roseanne complained that “Fathead” took the keys to the vehicle and that she was not the driver. During the interview, Roseanne said she notified “Fathead” that law enforcement was on scene, so he decided to catch a ride home from the gas station, leaving the women behind. The only problem with Roseanne’s story is that she could not remember “Fathead’s” real name.
Deputy Ospina then made contact with 38-year-old Melissa Rue Wentworth-Barr who did not want to speak with him but she did state several times that the black bookbag and all its contents were hers. Barr continued to mumble throughout the interview and would not make eye contact with Deputy Ospina.
A search of the bookbag revealed a spoon with white powder residue and three used hypodermic needles. The white powder tested positive for heroin, as did the needles.
Barr was taken into custody and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance. Barr is currently held without bond due to an outstanding warrant out of North Carolina.
It’s unknown if “Fathead” ever existed.
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