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On probation for drugs, woman sees new charge

Kimberly Lykon was arrested Monday after police stopped her on a vehicle check.

SWOYERSVILLE – A woman sentenced in August to probation for drug offenses and for leaving her children unsupervised was arrested early Monday morning after police alleged they found crack cocaine inside her car.

Kimberly Lykon, 31, of Scott Street, Swoyersville, was stopped by police when they spotted her driving a vehicle with a faulty brake light on Shoemaker Street at about 12:15 a.m.

Police said Lykon made several movements inside the vehicle that caused the officer to become suspicious. Police allege Lykon surrendered a pipe and crack cocaine she tried to hide in the vehicle after being advised a dog would be used to search the car.

Lykon was arraigned by District Judge Paul Roberts in Kingston on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $7,500 bail.

In unrelated cases, Lykon was sentenced by a Luzerne County judge to 1-year probation in August on charges Wilkes-Barre police found her with a crack pipe in a parked vehicle on Prospect Street on Aug. 24, 2010.

Swoyersville police charged Lykon with leaving three children, ages 8, 5 and 3, unsupervised inside her residence on Sept. 22, 2010. Police also charged Lykon with possessing a crack pipe during a traffic stop for a headlight violation on Slocum Street on Oct. 9, 2010, according to court records.

A preliminary hearing on the latest charges is scheduled on Oct. 13 before District Judge David Barilla in Swoyersville.

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