Hannah Dewein, about 32, of Bernalillo, was arrested for two counts of trafficking by possession with intent to distribute at a residence in Northern Meadows on May 15, according to Rio Rancho Police records.

The charges stem from a call reporting a suspicious car parked in front of a house in Northern Meadows. The caller reported a female driver was unresponsive and slumped over the steering wheel. He then saw the female driver, later identified as Dewein, slumped over the wheel while the car was still running and in drive.

As officers investigated, they saw several pieces of foil with burnt residue/smears on them, indicating narcotic use. Dewein denied having used any narcotics that day and said that she had worked a graveyard shift and fallen asleep while heading to pick up her kids in the area.

Officers asked her to exit the vehicle so they could conduct a field sobriety test because they suspected she had passed out while driving due to narcotics use. As she exited the vehicle, officers saw her try to conceal something on the side of the seat. They instructed her to hand over the item, which turned out to be a small bag containing numerous “Blue 30” pills believed to be fentanyl. The amount appeared to be more than what is considered personal use. Dewein later admitted the pills were fentanyl after being read her Miranda Warning.

While officers were speaking with Dewein, they saw a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine in the car, and when asked she admitted she uses it to smoke the drug. Officers later located another bag containing what they recognized as methamphetamine, again in an amount that they believed was more than for personal use.

At the detention center, officers found that there were more than 200 fentanyl pills and more than 21 grams of methamphetamine.

Officers with the Special Services Unit were called in to ask Dewein about the large amount of narcotics she possessed. She agreed to cooperate with officers in future narcotics investigations; this relationship reportedly continued with her never actually providing any solid information. The communications were erratic and no further investigations were spurred by any of the information she provided. During the course of the relationship, she had numerous excuses as to why she could not contact officers or provide any solid leads.

Due to the fact that Dewein did not fully cooperate with the agreement — and was given an ample amount of time to do so — she has been charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute, for the fentanyl and the methamphetamine. If convicted, Dewein could face five to 40 years in prison in addition to fines.