A Racine woman is in custody after police say she was shooting heroin Saturday in the bathroom of the Shell station on Washington Avenue.
Janice Cadeau, 29, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of possession of a narcotic, repeater; one midemeanor count of possession of drug paraphrenalia, repeater; and one misdemeanor count of obstructing an officer, repeater. If convicted, she faces up to four years, three months in prison and/or up to $20,500 in fines. Since Cadeau is considered a repeat offender, the judge has the discretion to add time to any jail sentence they might hand down.
According to the criminal complaint, Mount Pleasant police were dispatched to the Shell gas station, 13330 Washington Avenue, at 11:05 p.m. Saturday for a report of a woman shooting heroin in the bathroom.
When police arrived at the station, they confirmed with the clerk that a woman matching Cadeau's description had gone into the bathroom but not yet come out. Officers say they knocked on the door and clearly identified themselves as police.
Cadeau reportedly emerged and officers noted they could see something was wrapped tightly around her arm, and she had several small red spots on her arms consistent with intravaneous drug use. Police say they asked Cadeau if she was using heroin, and she said, "I was about to."
A search through the defendant's purse turned up several syringes, two of which were missing the caps so the needles were exposed. Officers also found a spoon with black burn marks, and when they asked Cadeau for the location of her heroin, she told them it was in a syringe already, the complaint reads.
Cadeau tried to use another name and birthdate when officers say they asked her for her name lacking any photo identification. Police took her into custody and booked her into the Racine County jail.
The defendant will next be in court on Feb. 27 for her preliminary hearing. Court records do not indicate if she is still in custody, but at her initial appearance Monday, Cadeau was given a $500 cash bond and is required to submit to random drug tests.