Hearing Continued for Telford Woman Accused of Heroin Use

Dianna Laird, 33, of Reliance Place in Telford, allegedly admitted to using heroin in the bathroom at the Towamencin Wawa with a friend. Laird was formerly a fugitive for failing to appear at a preliminary hearing on separate Lower Salford drug charges

An alleged heroin user from Reliance Place in Telford had her preliminary hearing continued for felony drug charges Tuesday afternoon at District Judge Harold Borek's court.

Dianna Laird, 33, , Stephanie Teufel, of Reliance Court in Telford.

The continuance was granted without a public defender present for Laird. She appeared at district court Tuesday afternoon, claiming she spoke with her public defender, who told her to come into court herself and ask for the continuance.

Laird after she failed to appear for a preliminary hearing on eight felony drug charges stemming from an arrest in Lower Salford Township. Police said Laird admitted to passing fake prescriptions for Roxicodone at Rann Pharmacy.

On June 30, at 5:17 p.m., Towamencin Police responded to the Wawa for a report of a suspicious female in the bathroom, according to an affidavit.

A manager told police she saw a woman wearing gray sweatpants and carrying a black purse, later identified as Laird, drop a syringe on the floor while in the stall, according to the affidavit.

Police responded and waited outside the bathroom for Laird to exit, police said. The manager knocked on the door, and Laird and Teufel walked out of the bathroom.

Each of the two officers spoke to the women separately. Laird told the officer that she was not diabetic and denied any involvement in intravenous drug use, according to the affidavit.

Laird told police that Teufel has a drug problem and she was the one shooting up in the bathroom at Wawa, according to the affidavit.

Laird told police she snorted heroin, police said. She told police she snorted a line of heroin in the Wawa bathroom, according to the criminal complaint.

The affidavit states the officer asked Laird if she had heroin on her.

"She spontaneously uttered, 'You can search my purse.' I asked if her purse and all its contents belonged to her and she said, 'Yes," police wrote in the affidavit.

Police said Laird gave permission to search her purse.

Police found two small bags of a yellow substance in blue wax paper labeled "Dead Man" in the front pocket of the purse, according to the affidavit.

The yellow substance tested positive for heroin after being sent to a testing laboratory, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit said Laird saw the officer pull bags out of her purse, and she said, "She gave me two bags for driving her" while pointing at Teufel.

Police also found several pills in a Klonopin prescription bottle with Laird's name on the label, according to the affidavit.

There was one blue, oval pill engraved with "GG258," police said, and believed to be Xanax.

Police said Laird did not have a prescription for Xanax.

Testing revealed the pill to be Alprazolam, a Schedule IV depressant, police said.

Police said Teufel was found with 111 bags of heroin, and allegedly admitted she planned to sell some of the heroin.

Teufel told police she gave Laird two bags of heroin as payment for driving her to Philadelphia to purchase the heroin, according to the affidavit.

Teufel waived her preliminary hearing to county arraignment before Borek on Sept. 18. She faces three felony drug charges.

Read about the original arrest at this link.

Read about Teufel's hearing at this link.

Read about Laird's previous hearing on Lower Salford drug charges at this link.


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