PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 57-year-old Northampton County woman made a shocking revelation in court Thursday after her arrest during a drug bust in May, according to LehighValleyLive.com.
Frances Collins of Bangor told the judge that she uses heroin because “it helps with the pain” of the arthritis and fibromyalgia — a chronic muscle pain disorder — she suffers from, according to the report.READ MORE: CBS3 Pet Project: Tips On Caring For Dogs With ArthritisJoel Embiid Scores 32, Leads 76ers To 109-98 Win In Miami
During the raid at her residence in May, the Northampton County Drug Task Force arrested Collins and seized heroin, an assortment of drug paraphernalia and cash.
In addition, Collins is expected to participate in the Northampton County’s Treatment Continuum Alternative to Prison rehab program for drug offenders to avoid prison.MORE NEWS: Daniel Moore, Hero Pilot In Drexel Hill Medical Helicopter Crash, Released From Philadelphia Hospital
LehighValleyLive.com reports that her sentencing has been rescheduled to Sept. 29 so she can register for the rehab program.