Hampden woman accused of taking husband’s prescription pills, police say

Posted Aug. 31, 2012, at 5:07 p.m.

HOLDEN, Maine — A Hampden woman stopped Thursday by Holden police Officer Chris Greeley told him that the 20 diverted prescription pills she had on her were her husband’s and that she had consumed some.

“It’s against the law to take somebody else’s drugs” even if it is your spouse, Greeley said. “It’s a crime.”

Marie C. Sanipas, 39, also had a pill crusher with drug residue inside, the officer said.

She was stopped by Greeley at about 1:45 p.m. Thursday near the Holden-Dedham town line for having an expired inspection sticker. Sanipas was charged with possession of a scheduled drug and operating a motor vehicle with an expired inspection sticker. She is scheduled to appear in court at the Penobscot Judicial Center on Oct. 11, Greeley said.