WATERVILLE – A woman who allegedly entered Waterville District Court with marijuana and pills in her pockets faces drug possession charges, police say.

Buffi Jean Thibeau, 31, of Oakland also was carrying two state-issued public assistance cards that weren’t in her name when she was arrested about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, said Deputy Police Chief Charles Rumsey.

“She showed up at court, and they do screening of people coming into court sometimes,” Rumsey said. “And upon screening her at the entrance, officers from the (Kennebec County) Sheriff’s Office found her to be in possession of marijuana, as well as a pill bottle that had numerous types of prescription medications.”

Sheriff’s officials called police, who arrested Thibeau, Rumsey said. Once police interviewed her, they learned that Thibeau had a prescription for a small amount of the pills, but not for many of the others.

Police said Thibeau had eight grams of marijuana, as well as oxycodone, methylphenidate, Adderall and Vicodin pills, and suboxine strips for use under the tongue. “She was basically a walking pharmacy,” Rumsey said.

Methylphenidate and Adderall are used for treating symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; suboxine is used for treatment of opioid dependence; and oxycodone and Vicodin are narcotics for pain.

Police contacted the state welfare fraud unit about the public assistance cards, Rumsey said.

Thibeau was released on $5,500 unsecured bail and is scheduled to appear in Kennebec County Superior Court in Augusta on Oct. 25, he said.