A Kodiak woman has been charged with multiple felonies after being caught in a car with drugs, according to court documents.
Michelle Poulos, 29, is charged with two counts of felony misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree and misdemeanor attempted tampering with physical evidence.
At 7:46 a.m. on April 30, the Kodiak Police Department received a tip from the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line about illicit drug activity at the 7th Day Adventist Church parking lot near the intersection of Mylark Lane and Larch Street.
The caller said the church was closed and it appeared that the occupants of a vehicle in the parking lot were buying and using drugs.
When responding officers arrived at the scene, they approached the vehicle and saw three occupants: a driver, a front seat passenger and a passenger in the back seat.
The driver was investigated and arrested for drug-impaired driving under the influence.
According to the documents, Poulos was sitting in the back seat and known to law enforcement as an individual associated with drug usage and distribution.
The documents noted that she was also on felony probation.
Poulos had been convicted of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree in Anchorage in July. She had also been previously convicted of attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree in Kodiak.
Police arrested Poulos and transported her to the Kodiak Jail. Poulos allegedly tried to dispose of a small packet, or “bindle,” of heroin by flushing it down the toilet. Poulos also provided a urine test, which was positive for both methamphetamines and opioids.
Police searched the vehicle and found drug paraphernalia.
In the rear center floorboard of the vehicle, police found two empty plastic bindles in a handbag.
Under the rear passenger side seat, they found a metal spoon with burn marks that contained brown tar heroin.
Under the rear passenger side seat they found a small blue bag inside a pink makeup bag containing two orange-capped needles, a tube typically used to snort cocaine, eight straw bindles, two pieces of tin foil, four pen parts and one empty marijuana package. Wedged in the rear center seat they also found an orange-capped needle loaded with heroin.
Under the rear seat they also found an empty plastic bindle, two needles and an empty marijuana package.
According to the court documents, Poulos has seven other convictions in Alaska dating back to 2010, ranging from theft and drug-related charges to violation of conditions of release and driving while her license was suspended or revoked.