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Cops: Woman Turned Over Bag Of "Junk" Meth

Floridian, 52, faces felony narcotics possession rap

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"Junk" Meth

OCTOBER 3--After purchasing a bag of methamphetamine, a Florida Woman turned the narcotics over to police “because it was ‘junk,’” according to an arrest report.

Investigators allege that Beth Ann Franchak, 52, provided the meth to a sheriff’s deputy Thursday afternoon at her residence in St. Pete Beach.

Franchak, cops say, told the deputy that she “purchased $20.00 worth of methamphetamine and would like to turn it over to the police because it was ‘junk.’”

Seen above, Franchak handed the cop a small plastic bag containing about a quarter-gram of a “white, crystal like substance resembling methamphetamine.” A subsequent test came back positive for meth.

Franchak was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, a felony. She was booked into the county jail, from which she was released late Thursday night on $2000 bond.

According to court records, Franchak’s rap sheet includes a pair of convictions for violating a domestic violence protection order.

In a video posted to her Facebook account in December 2019, Franchak records herself thanking a sheriff’s deputy who is directing traffic near her home. After identifying herself, Franchak refers to her leashed dog, saying, “He sniffs out drugs. And he brings them to the cops. So we know a lot of people here.” (1 page)