Cindy Sheppard, 48, of 51 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, N.H. was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for one felony count of sale of a controlled or narcotic drug, according to Hampton Deputy Police Chief Rich Sawyer. Sawyer said Sheppard was also charged with allowing an improper person to operate a motor vehicle, a violation-level offense.
Sawyer said Sheppard supplied Hess with drugs "some time after 1:30 a.m." on Saturday, and then "shortly after 8 a.m." — less than half an hour before the crash — allowed Hess to operate a 2002 Honda Civic "knowing she was not licensed to drive." The type of drug given to Hess wasn't disclosed Tuesday. Police couldn't be reached for additional comment Tuesday evening.