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Louisville woman faces charges after police say they found her passed out in car at airport

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville woman is facing several drug charges after police say she was found passed out in a running vehicle at Louisville International Airport over the weekend. 

According to the arrest report, it happened Sunday around 10:30 a.m. That's when police say an officer noticed a car parked across several parking spaces in the cell phone waiting lot that appeared to be abandoned. As the officer approached, he saw a lot of trash near the driver's door "and what appeared to be human feces next to the door with a wet wipe on the ground." 

That's when the officer allegedly saw a woman passed out in the driver's seat with a pipe on the driver's door arm rest. The woman, identified as 35-year-old Brooke Basham, woke up when the officer pounded on the driver's window, police say. 

Police say Basham claimed she had driven to the airport to pick up her boyfriend at 5:30 a.m. but he never showed up. Police say Basham admitted to smoking cocaine around 7 a.m. and taking heroin the night before. 

During a search of the vehicle, police found eight pipes with residue and 20 needles, including one needle with a liquid substance that Basham said was heroin. Police also found a small baggie with a white powder substance that Basham identified as crack cocaine. 

Basham is now charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, operating a vehicle without a driver's license, criminal littering and loitering. 

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