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These People Crack Me Up

A man called police in Hoover, Ala., to report a woman driving erratically. The caller also alleged that she was smoking crack cocaine — and had a child in the car. Officers located the car in a parking lot, and when one of them approached the vehicle, he saw Bari Williams, 44, allegedly with a crack pipe in her hand. When Williams rolled down the window, the officer said the “smell of burnt crack cocaine was overwhelming.” Williams got out of the car, saying she was a social worker and the pipe was her husband’s, but eventually allegedly confessed to smoking the crack herself. Williams was arrested, and the 5-year-old girl in the vehicle was taken into protective custody. Further investigation determined that Williams is indeed a social worker — she’s a case manager at a substance abuse treatment center. (MS/Birmingham News) ...When she tells her clients, “I know what you’re going through,” she’s not kidding!
Original Publication Date: 21 December 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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