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Woman Faces Heroin Charges After Iowa City Police Find Needles In Backpack

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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Police said an Iowa City woman wanted on a warrant from previous heroin use had seven needles in her backpack when police stopped her Wednesday morning.

According to criminal complaints, Iowa City police officers met with 46-year-old Kimberly R. Robinson near her Davis Street home shortly after midnight on Wednesday. Police said Robinson had a warrant from a prior incident for third-offense possession of a controlled substance.

Police said when they asked her if she had any narcotics on her, Robinson said she had a spoon and needles she had used to shoot up heroin on Tuesday.

A search of Robinson's backpack uncovered seven needles - at least one of which had been used and a spoon with heroin residue on it.

Robinson was arrested and faces one count of possession of a controlled substance third or subsequent offense; a class D felony.

She also faces one count of third-offense possession of a controlled substance for an incident in May. During that incident, Robinson was placed under arrest for yet another warrant. Robinson was searched and officers found a plastic baggie with a white residue inside. Police said Robinson admitted the substance was heroin.

Robinson remains in custody at the Johnson County Jail. If convicted of the two latest offenses, Robinson faces up to 10 years in prison.

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