An Alabama woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly placing a false burglary call which led police officers to discover drugs in her home.
Amber Lewis, 33, was charged with making a false report to law enforcement, possession of marijuana, and chemical endangerment of a child after she called police to her home Wednesday morning. Lewis apparently made the false call to scare her husband, who she believed was unfaithful, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.
Responding officers reportedly discovered Lewis and another woman outside the residence. They reportedly both claimed they didn’t know who was inside the home. After securing the area, police determined the “suspect” to be Lewis’ husband—leading them to ascertain that Lewis had made a false 911 call.
While at the home, law enforcement alleged they detected the odor of marijuana. A search of the home reportedly produced various drugs, including marijuana and cocaine. Drugs were also recovered from the couple’s 5-year-old daughter’s bedroom, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.
Authorities said Lewis’ husband and the unidentified woman will also face criminal charges. The husband will be criminally charged for drug possession, the woman for allegedly making a false statement telling cops she didn’t know who was in the home.
“This case is a perfect example of two individuals having marital issues and dragging law enforcement into their personal issues in an attempt to cause harm or embarrassment to each other,” Millbrook Police Chief PK Johnson said in a statement issued to the outlet.
“Our officers were absolutely furious and they should be. Our resources were compromised and lives were unnecessarily placed in jeopardy. That is never acceptable.”
[Featured image: Amber Lewis/Millbrook Police Department]