Newport News, Va. – An accused Newport News drug dealer is on the run. Police say they busted the woman at a gas station with heroin.
They arrested her, but police say she skipped out on court and disappeared
They are looking for 35-year-old Jacinta Cooke.
Police say Cooke and four others were arrested in March at a gas station on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard.
“Two detectives saw some unusual things going on in the gas station parking lot involving these people and two vehicles,” says Holly McPherson, Assistant Public Information Officer for the Newport News Police Department.
Police investigated and say they found heroin on Cooke.
She was arrested and charged with possession and distribution of heroin and conspiracy.
Investigators say fighting drugs in Newport News is important because drugs are often linked to other crimes.