Phantom Finger Leads to Drug Arrest for Stillwater Couple

If convicted, Ashley Brooker, 22, and Nicholas Doyle, 25, face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

A Stillwater couple was arrested for possession of methamphetamine last week after a 22-year-old woman was seen frantically searching a vehicle for her boyfriend's "missing finger."

Ashley Marie Brooker and Nicholas Thomas Doyle, 25, both of Stillwater, were each arrested for felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance Nov. 20 after Stillwater Police found methamphetamine and syringes in their vehicle which was, at the time of arrest, parked outside the emergency room of . 

According to a criminal complaint filed Nov. 21 in : 

Stillwater police responded to the hospital parking lot after an emergency medical technician (EMT) reported seeing an "extremely agitated" woman flailing her arms.

When approached by the EMT, Brooker said she was looking for a finger as she frantically searched the passenger's side of the vehicle.

The EMT noticed what was described in the complaint as "severe pock marks, scarring and scabs on the woman's face" and believed her behavior to be consistent with methamphetamine use. The EMT then called police.

Responding officers questioned Brooker and were told that her boyfriend, Doyle, severed a finger and that she believed it to be somewhere inside the vehicle.

After asking Brooker to exit the vehicle, officers found her to be speaking very quickly unable to control her movements.

Officers also noticed the cap to a hypodermic syringe on the driver's seat when Brooker got out of the car. She then admitted to having a syringe full of what was later found to be methamphetamine in the driver's console. 

Meanwhile, a second responding officer located a man inside the hospital fitting the description of Doyle. When questioned by police, Doyle said he cut his finger but did not sever it.

Doyle also admitted Brooker drove him to the hospital.

Police searched Doyle and found a hypodermic syringe cap in his left front pocket. Doyle declined to be interviewed at the time of arrest.

A second empty syringe was found in a post-arrest investigation of the vehicle.

Brooker was transported to Washington County Jail after admitting to have used methamphetamine. She told police she hadn't slept in six days.

If convicted of the charges against them, Doyle and Brooker both face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Sofia Stiller February 27, 2012 at 03:46 AM
next time to throw petrol in their veins, from the new production of Iraq, if they get caught again leave them immediately outside.
Francisco Xavier Lopez March 29, 2012 at 06:21 PM
I have to look like this NOW...so you mix up rat poison with batterie acid and then shake it up with some tylenol pm right?
FRAN CASEY April 03, 2012 at 08:44 AM
5 years is to much time for this that is just crazy thats why the jails are so full, you can rape someone or a child and get less time!!! sick JUST SICK 5 YEARS ALL THEY NEED IS A REHAP, NOT JAIL
Cary Grant April 12, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Rehab won't work if it's forced. You must be a methhead.....or a liberal.
eryn urdaneta May 01, 2012 at 12:06 AM
i agree w/ cary grant~!!!!! they def. need severe jail time, maybe they'll actually clean thier act up. yes. fran ppl do serve less time for hurting children or rape but that is what needs 2 change, not getting these sick ass meth heads off the street. not only do they use but they are often violent, pass along diseases, & usually steal or rob 2 get what they want.
Eddard Stark May 12, 2012 at 07:56 AM
Would they still need jail time if it was your child or even just someone you knew? You conservatives are so smart, being able to make a snap decision about something you clearly have absolutely no experience with.
Ben June 26, 2012 at 02:19 AM
I've always heard speed makes you go wall-eyed, but what the doo diddley? She's not 1/2 bad looking, take away the horrendous scars and scabs. Meth. Yeeetch!
Kevin Snyder August 05, 2012 at 11:58 AM
This girl needs some serious help, not ridicule or persecution. Many people would do well to remember the phrase "There but for the grace of God go I". Or your sister. Or your daughter. Karma can be a real bitch.
Susan August 05, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Righteous shaming doesn't work, it only alienates. Yes, she needs help, hopefully she is getting it, but these people made a choice to use meth, then another to do it again, which they knew was a crime. And anyone who hasn't heard of the addictive nature of this drug is living under a rock or in denial. This is a dangerous and addictive criminal activity and those thinking otherwise, or that they can do it recreationally are just asking for trouble. Am I glad they were arresested and (hopefully) got help? Yes, but I wish it wasn't on the taxpayer's dime.
Jonathan Rice August 17, 2012 at 03:13 AM
When I was a teen (1970s) we had it easy. Neither meth nor crack had been invented yet. (Or if it had, we didn't know of it). We were a bunch of hedonistic stoners/deadheads who used non-addictive pot, shrooms, acid. The only two badly addictive drugs we did were legal: alcohol and cigarrettes. Herion was theoretically available, but we were terrified of needles. And we didn't want to become zombies like the few heroin addicts we knew. We later outgrew drugs and have productive lives. The only drug that still destroys some of my friends' lives is alcohol. But today's kids live in a such a dangerous world. Meth and crack are so deadly. This young lady really does need 5 years in the slammer. It's probably her only chance of survival. Meth addiction is too strong. I lost a good friend at age 40 from meth. His heart just blew out one day and he fell face-first into his lunch plate, dead. My daughter had a health class in h.s. They gave graphic descriptions of meth damage, replete with horrible scab/scar pics. It was traumatic to see. I still don't understand why anyone starts in the first place, knowing the outcome. I hope this young lady recovers and gets a life. If she hadn't got busted she'd probably be dead by now.
linz millz August 23, 2012 at 12:35 PM
@jonathan RIce.... YOU ARE SO RIGHT... it is sad to see what the world has come too. Back in the day, when you heard the word "heroin" you would say OMG . now days because everyone is using it, its not as big of a deal BUT IT SHOULD BE! There is no hope for our young children if these drug users/sellers are not punished fairly. Rehab does not work most of the day.. they get out and go right back to it.. Now yes, jails are over populated but i think personally it helps more than rehab to a drug addict!!!!
william September 14, 2012 at 05:40 AM
Hell why waste the money putting someone in jail for drug use??? I worked in law enforcement for a long time and dont see the point. Its not a violent offense and isnt hurting anyone but themselves. Why keep paying to house them?? And trying to reform someone doesnt work.
Whitese7en September 17, 2012 at 06:14 AM
People don't clean up their lives until they hit bottom; hopefully this is bottom for them. It usually takes harsh sentences to get people's attention. I don't consider 5 years to be all that harsh of a sentence, even more so for a 25 year old. 7 to 10, now that's harsh.
Lisa October 14, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Rehab does not work, most of the time!!!! JAIL FORCES them to get clean. Rehab just babies them and nurtures them, just for about 30 days or so. Then they release them and just a few days later their right back at their criminal activity. Now, other than the fact that the tax payers are footing the bill, 5 years in JAIL is the best thing for her and the closest thing to hope that this girl has ever seen!! I am a firm believer in "tough love". 5 years of jail will be the toughest love anyone has ever shown her and compared to rehab I think her recovery chances has risen 99.9%. Wishing her the best and hope the scars heal and don't leave permanent reminders of the horrible decisions of her past.
Ken Streiff October 29, 2012 at 05:49 PM
In the vernacular of the street, they are Tweekers. Meth-heads. A slippery slope. Characterized by paranoia in the extreme, pock-marked and missing and rotting teeth. Probably started for kicks, overwhelmed by the addictiveness of the drug and unable to distinguish fantasy from reality let alone right from wrong. Unlikely to get clean, even in prison. No easy pat answers here. They could have been your typical suburban teenagers a few short weeks ago.
Jacob Jingle November 02, 2012 at 12:46 AM
I will admit Rehab only works if the person wants it to. But those of you who think jail or prison will help this is laughable. They can get drugs just as easy if not more easy in prison. I went to county lock-up for one night when I was a teenager and luckily the charges were dropped. But my cell mate was arrested for a non drug offense so they didnt search him, he had a quarter bag of pot and 2 grams of coke in his shoe. Jail does not rehabilitate any better then Rehab if the people are not willing. They wont get the whole 5 anyways I bet they do less than 1 year on good behavior. If they go at all, if its a first offense they may only get probation.
Jacob Jingle November 02, 2012 at 12:47 AM
What jail forces them to get clean? Do you know anything about prisons or jail? LOL you can get drugs ANYWHERE.
Russ R. December 07, 2012 at 05:26 AM
With a felony conviction on their record what hope is there for them to ever hold a decent, legal job after they get out of prison. Prison is a big punishment now and getting off the drugs may prove almost impossible but if they do through this period what is left for them with the stain of a felony for the rest of their lives. For this kind of crime, that kind of a mark on them at some reasonable time should be wiped clean. I drive a tractor trailer and a kid who was asking me about getting on with my company because he is looking to better his life will have no chance anytime soon because a year and a half ago after being pulled over for a traffic stop a cop found what small fragment of a joint that had been forgotten about in his cars ashtray. He didn't receive much of a punishment right off from the law but now his chances of growing up and getting any kind of a good job doing this are shot now for the next number of years.
Beth December 19, 2012 at 05:43 AM
Meth is a very sad dark path to go down. Addiction to any drug is sad and horrible, it destroys lives. And it doesn't mean that your a bad person, I have seen Meth destroy alot of really good people. Its heartbreaking, it makes you a total different person, it destroys your self confidence which then makes it harder for you to ask for help or to want to get clean, then on to the point to where all you care about is getting your next fix. And then you hit rock bottom, and from there it is either getting busted and going to jail or death. I have seen people get locked up for years and get out and straighten their lives up and I have seen people who get locked up, and get out and go right back to it. I dont think neither jail or rehab will make a person get clean. The only thing that will make a person get clean, is if that person truly wants to get clean and straighten up their life. Nobody, not jail, rehab, friends, family or force can make a person get clean, its up to the addict only, if they want to get clean. And some people like the drug lifestyle and they never learn, and then there are people who do change their life for the better. But only you and you alone can make that choice, you have to want it for yourself.
Bo Citro January 02, 2013 at 12:38 PM
You said it perfectly.
Sarah D'Avis October 10, 2013 at 09:28 AM
Rehab works if the person wants it to u must be a f n idiot to say sumone is a meth head cuz they say the person needs rehab!!
Sarah D'Avis October 10, 2013 at 09:31 AM
u can get more drugs n jail then on the streets n e one who thinks jail is a solution to a drug problem needs to go spend a week in jail they will be a drug addict when they get out


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