Police: Woman Caught With $800 Stuffed in Underwear, Drugs

The Randolph woman told police the cash couldn't fit in her pocket, according to a police report. She was also charged with forging a vehicle registration sticker.

Police arrested a Randolph woman Monday who had nearly $800 in cash stuffed in her underwear, a bottle of Suboxone pills and a counterfeit vehicle inspection sticker, according to allegations in a Somerville police report.

According to the report, an officer patrolling the Home Depot parking lot at around 12:40 p.m. encountered a 2000 Ford Windstar van that, according to the Registry of Motor Vehicles, had failed its inspection, but the car had a seemingly valid inspection sticker on it.

When police pulled the van over, they noticed that the driver, Rowena Golay, 56, seemed nervous and her hand was shaking. When they planned to arrest her on a charge of having a forged RMV document, police asked the passenger, Justin White, 30, of Boston, if he could drive the van, but he said his license was suspended.

While conducting an inventory search of the van, police discovered a sandwich bag with the bottom corner cut, a tool drug dealers often use to package drugs, according to the report.

Police also found a prescription bottle in the passenger seat filled with five Suboxone pills, the report says.

White told police he bought the pills because it was "too hard to get a prescription for them," according to the report.

Before putting Golay in the transport wagon, police asked if she had anything else on her, and she said she had "around $600 in her underwear" because it "didn't fit in her pockets," the report says.

It turns out she had $798 stuffed in her underwear, folded into four separate stacks of bills, according to the report.

Golay was charged with drug possession with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws and possession of a forged RMV document. White was charged with drug possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

Please remember that allegations contained in police reports do not indicate a conviction.

Tom M October 14, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Here's a suggestion. Any convicted drug offender must serve his/her time as country service in Libya. Drop them off in the middle of all the fighting and let them fend for themselves. Somthing like Castro did years ago when he free'd all his convicts and shipped them to America. Put the convicted on a "Do Not Enter" list until their sentence is served. Bet you will see drug crime come to a halt in the USA.


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