A routine traffic stop on Pleasant Street Monday morning ended in the arrest of a Swampscott woman after officers reportedly discovered needles, heroin and drug paraphernalia under the driver's seat.
Christine Curley, 31, of 9 Brooks Terrace, Swampscott, pleaded not guilty Monday in Lynn District Court to charges of possessing a class A substance (heroin), operating an unregistered motor vehicle, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license and attaching false plates to a motor vehicle.
At 9:20 a.m., officer Adam Mastrangelo stopped a green Toyota Camry driven by Curley after noticing that the passenger side brake lens was cracked, according to court documents.
When Mastrangelo ran Curley's information, he reportedly discovered that her license was suspended and non-renewable and that the two license plates attached to the vehicle were taken off of her boyfriend's car, according to court documents.
After placing Curley under arrest, her vehicle was towed to the , where officers reportedly discovered used syringes, burnt spoons and heroin, according to court documents.
Curley was released on her own recognizance and was ordered to return to court on May 19 for a pretrial hearing.