A St. Johnsbury woman suspected of using illegal drugs and threatening people last month didn’t take the police citation she was issued in court very seriously. “She signed the citation and later ripped up the citation,” wrote St. Johnsbury Police Ofc. Robert Gerrish in his report accusing Mikayla Camber, 20, of violating conditions of release (VCR) on a prior criminal charge. And while Camber did appear in court for arraignment as directed and pleaded not guilty to the charge, she failed to appear for her next required court hearing, prompting an arrest warrant to be issued. But on Thursday, Ofc. Gerrish located Camber after stopping a motor vehicle just after 11 p.m. on Elm Street. Camber, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was then arrested on the warrant. Police say Camber was also found to be in violation of a court-ordered nightly curfew and was held overnight at Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury until she appeared in court by video on Friday. Judge Justin Jiron then set bail of $100 and an order that requires Camber to make an appointment with a licensed alcohol and drug counselor within 48 hours after release, and then attend the appointment and follow all recommendations. Camber is accused in court documents of using drugs and threatening people at her mother’s residence on March 2. Police said they found Camber hiding in a crawl space behind a bedroom. Camber faces a possible sentence of up to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine if convicted on the VCR charge.
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