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Hiawatha woman charged with possession

BY DI STAFF | JULY 25, 2011 7:20 AM

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Deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office arrested a Hiawatha woman after they allegedly discovered heroin in the seat she was sitting on.

Tami Lyn Ray, 39, was charged July 22 with possession of a controlled substance.

According to a complaint, Ray was back-seat passenger of a vehicle. During a consent search, deputies allegedly witnessed Ray trying to hide items in the back seat. A search revealed a cigarette box containing spoons which were burned on the bottom and had white powder on the top.

Deputies also reportedly found several needles in Ray's purse.

Ray admitted under Miranda the powder was heroin and the spoon and needles were used with the drug.

Authorities said they also discovered several pills, identified as suboxone, a controlled substance.

— by Brian Albert


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