Vermillion/Municipal Narcotics Task Force agents were contacted Sunday by a citizen relaying a strange phone call.
The citizen advised agents that an unknown female caller had called offering to sell illicit drugs. The agent took the woman’s number and made contact with her posing as an interested buyer. The woman allegedly agreed to meet with the agent and sell him prescription pills.
Once the operative arrived at the location he was met by a female identified as Synthia Grotheer, 35, of Kaplan. Grotheer’s vehicle was occupied by her three juvenile children at that time. The operative purchased the suspect drugs and was allegedly told that if the undercover agent was interested in more, that she would have some the next day.
On Monday the agent contacted Grotheer in an attempt to make another purchase. Once again Grotheer allegedly agreed to sell the agent several prescription pills. This time upon meeting with Grotheer she was arrested.
Grotheer had her juvenile daughter with her in the vehicle. Grotheer was taken into custody and charged with distribution of a schedule II narcotic, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile. Grotheer is also going to be charged with the earlier distribution from March 3 and charges for the young children being with her at that time also.
Grotheer was using her children’s prescription drugs to sell. Upon booking it was found that there were numerous outstanding warrants for Grotheer, along with a probation and parole revocation.