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Mother Arrested After Shooting Heroin in a Public Bathroom with Her Child Present

on Thursday, 03 May 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Heroin

Heroin Addiction

A woman is arrested after shooting heroin in a public bathroom, in the presence of her 4-year-old child.

A 30-year-old woman is accused of shooting heroin in a pharmacy bathroom, while her 4-year-old child was present. According to, Iowa City Police were called to a pharmacy on a report of a person acting strangely. A witness saw the subject request syringes from the pharmacy, before she disappeared into the bathroom with her child.

When the two emerged from the bathroom, the woman appeared to be high. She asked for a container to dispose used syringes. When officers approached the woman, she attempted to conceal a Crown Royal bag behind her back. Inside the bag, police found a spoon with residue and a corner baggie with a controlled substance in it. They found the syringe in her purse. The woman claimed not to know whether the substance in the baggie was heroin or methamphetamine. Tests showed it was heroin.

The woman was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance and child endangerment without injury. She has several other convictions for drug possession.

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