Alli Bibaud, the daughter of a Massachusetts judge whose altered arrest report led to the retirement of the State Police colonel, has admitted to having bags of heroin in her possession in a separate case.
Bibaud admitted to sufficient facts for possessing heroin in an unrelated case out of Shrewsbury. Police stopped a car that was driving with a cracked brake light on Route 9 in May 2017, five months before another stop would escalate into a scandal that has had reverberations through the state police ranks.
Bibaud was a passenger in the car and was not wearing a seatbelt. Police discovered a hypodermic needle filled with blood, as well as seven baggies of heroin, prosecutors said.
A Framingham District Court judge on Friday continued the case without a finding for six months, sentencing Bibaud to probation that will run concurrently with an operating under the influence charge Bibaud pleaded guilty to in November.
Bibaud has been sober for three months and is still in treatment, her attorney, Michael Wilcox, said after the court hearing. She is expected to be transferred to a sober house soon and is currently working part-time.
In October, State Police discovered Bibaud’s car on Interstate 190 in Worcester after she slammed into a guardrail. She failed a sobriety test and breathalyzer, and had drug materials in her possession, according to police.
The arrest spiraled into a scandal after some details were ordered removed from Bibaud’s arrest report. Statements about exchanging sex acts for drugs and about being a judge’s daughter were removed from the document under the arresting officer’s objections.
Bibaud is the daughter of Dudley District Court Judge Timothy Bibaud.
Gov. Charlie Baker has maintained that former State Police Colonel Richard McKeon made the decision to scrub the report. McKeon and his second-in-command announced their retirement shortly after the incident gained public attention.
State Troopers Ryan Sceviour and Ali Rei, two of the troopers involved in the arrest and writing the report, are now suing the department.
Bibaud, 30, pleaded guilty to operating under the influence of liquor and several motor vehicle violations in November.
She was ordered to serve 14 months of probation, receive treatment for drug addiction and not drive for a year.
In that case, Bibaud still faces a charge of operating under the influence of drugs. A motion to dismiss the charge was deferred in court.
Wilcox said he is awaiting the results of a toxicology test to determine what may have been in Bibaud’s system at the time.
“I just think the state labs take time,” Wilcox said about the delay in test results.
She is scheduled to return to court on March 9.
A State Police captain quickly texted a superior after’s Bibaud’s arrest.
Leonard Kesten, the attorney for Sceviour and Rei, said the captain’s text confirmed that top State Police officials viewed the arrest as extraordinary.
Several investigations into the incident are ongoing, including by the State Police and the state Ethics Commission.