Police in Ocala yesterday responded to a public call about an apparently crazed woman doing yoga in the middle of a road. On their way to the scene, someone else phoned 911 to inform them the lady had begun "stripping in the streets," according to the probable cause affidavit.
Wearing nothing but panties, with her jeans around her ankles, 51-year-old Michele Cernak was placed in handcuffs shortly after twisting herself into a pretzel. About 10 feet away, officers noticed a running Chevy GMC pickup truck. Cernak confirmed it was hers.
Cops found used syringes, heroin wrapped in aluminum foil, a crack pipe, and a bottle of pills in her vehicle. Cernak said it was all hers except the crack pipe. Still, the police had some digging to do.
"Using the website drugs.com, Sgt Sommer's tentatively identified the 3 different types of pills as hydrocodone (schedule III controlled substance), alprazolam (a schedule IV controlled substance), and a medicinal prescription drug."
The 51-year-old was then charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and one count of possession of heroin. Cernak is currently held in the Marion County jail on a $5,000 bond.
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