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Woman charged for hiding knife in bra

Police responded to a complaint of a driver not paying for her gas. They learned the passenger had an outstanding warrant.

Mai See Cheng, 31, St. Paul, Minnesota, is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, second offense, and a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed knife.

Shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, Waupaca police were called out to the Mobil Travel Center. The store reported a woman pumped $72 of gas into her vehicle, then was unable to pay for it.

When the officers arrived, they informed the driver she could leave if she could arrange to pay for the gas.

The officers then learned the passenger, identified as Cheng, had warrants from Brown County.

While she was being transported to the county jail, Cheng told Waupaca Police Officer Diane Flatoff she had a knife in her bra, according to the criminal complaint. She gave the knife to Flatoff after they arrived at the jail. Police said it had a 3 to 4-inch blade.

Corrections Sgt. Debbie Krueger later found a small pink pouch containing pills in Cheng’s purse. The pills were identified as amphetamines.

Cheng remains in custody on a $2,000 cash bond.

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