A woman and her husband are facing charges after New Jersey State Police say she stripped naked in a car dealership bathroom and refused to come out while under the influence of meth amphetamines. In a Facebook post entitled, "Naked, Meth-Fueled Antics Lead to Arrest of Sussex Couple," police said its announcement of the arrests of Kimberly Shields, 45, and David Shields, 58, both of Sussex, was "less of a press release and more a public service announcement on the dangers of drugs."
"You know, we don't say drugs are bad for no reason," police said in the post. "Now, we're not doctors, and we can't give you a complicated narrative filled with big, fancy medical terms, but what we can tell you is that troopers have extensive experience dealing with people on illegal drugs and the resulting hazards that go along with drug use."
Kimberly Shields arrived at the dealership where she works at about 12:13pm on May 31, entered the bathroom, stripped naked and refused to come out, police said.
State troopers were able to arrest her without incident, but, shortly after her arrest, her husband arrived on the scene and "made it a point to interfere with the investigation," police said.
"As a result, Mr. Shields went from not having to be arrested to being arrested," police said.
Kimberly Shields was charged with possession of methamphetamine and being criminally under the influence. She was taken to Newton Memorial Hospital for further evaluation.
David Shields was charged with obstruction and released pending an appearance in court.
"Again, we can't give you a complicated narrative filled with big, fancy medical terms, but what we can tell you is that meth may make you go to your workplace, barricade yourself in a bathroom, strip naked and refuse to come out," police said. "Is that a good enough explanation?" Charges are mere accusations and the suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty, they added.
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