Cindy Sheppard, 48, of Hampton appeared Tuesday in Rockingham County Superior Court. (JAMES A. KIMBLE)
Woman tied to fatal crash contests drug charges
Cindy Sheppard, 48, asked a judge to throw out all evidence that Hampton police seized on June 4 from her home, which included a variety of drugs that led to her indictment, according to prosecutors.
He said there was also no connection between his client, and a woman known as "Cinderella" who was identified in some of the conversations as a drug dealer.
Reardon said the judge who granted the warrant should have requested more information from police.
Assistant County Attorney Karen Springer said the police affidavit included information from previous drug investigations that stretched back years and included other individuals.
Springer said that Hampton police used a compilation of information from the previous investigations in the area and surveillance on Sheppard apartment, where police say they spotted known drug runners.
Sheppard is facing seven counts of possession of a controlled drug.
She is due back in court for a pre-trial hearing on Jan. 24, and expected to go on trial in the drug case on Feb. 3.
Pamela Wells, 60, and Elise Bouchard, 52, both of Massachusetts, were killed from being struck by the car Hess drove southbound on Route 1A.
Hampton police found Sheppard had 7.3 grams of heroin in her home, along with four ounces of cocaine and small quantities of crack cocaine, oxycodone, diazepam, methylone and marijuana, according to prosecutors.