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Police: Woman used heroin in pharmacy bathroom with 4-year-old present


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Police allege that they discovered a North Liberty woman coming out of a pharmacy restroom under the influence of drugs.

Tiffany Lewis, 30, North Liberty was charged Tuesday with child endangerment and possession of a controlled substance, third or subsequent offense.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, police officials responded to a report of a person acting strangely at the 2300 block of Muscatine Avenue. According to a witness, Lewis allegedly requested syringes at a pharmacy, then went into the restroom for several minutes with her 4-year-old child.

According to the complaint, when Lewis came out of the bathroom, she appeared to be under the influence of drugs and asked for a sharps container to dispose of used needles. When officers tried speaking to her, she backed away from the officers and allegedly tried to hide a Crown Royal bag behind her back.

Police contend that they later discovered the Crown Royal bag allegedly contained a metal spoon blackened with residue and a corner tear of a brownish gray powder believed to be heroin.

According to the complaint, a presumptive test showed the substance was positive for heroin.

Child endangerment with no injury is an aggravated misdemeanor.

Controlled substance third or subsequent offense is a Class-D felony.

— by Jordyn Reiland