Cedar Rapids Woman Was Drunk, Fighting, Carrying Drugs, Police Say

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

A Cedar Rapids Police cruiser drives on 1st Street SW toward the police station on the afternoon of Wedneday, September 26, 2007.


By Richard Pratt

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Police said they found drugs on a Cedar Rapids woman who was drunk and picking fights on Sunday.

Cedar Rapids police officers responded to the 200 block of Second Avenue SE around 1:30 a.m. Sunday for a report of a public disturbance. According to a criminal complaint, responding officers discovered 25-year-old Crista L. Dixon was being aggressive, asking others to fight and was fighting with another person.

Police said they searched Dixon and found marijuana, a marijuana grinder and pipe and four Clonazepam tablets on her. Clonazepam is a muscle relaxant and Dixon did not have a valid prescription for the drug, police said. She was also drunk, police said.

Dixon has been charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a prescription drug, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
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