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Columbia police arrest woman after officers find drugs, paraphernalia, and gun

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Columbia police arrested Crystal Spiva on Sunday morning after officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Ash Street West in reference to a sleeping person in their vehicle. 

Police said when they got on scene they could see a woman sleeping in her car, parked at a gas station pump. 

Officers said they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. Police searched the vehicle and found a glass smoking pipe with a burnt white residue, a plastic bag of methamphetamine, two bags of marijuana and four new syringes. 

Police said they also found two used syringes, an unloaded gun and a digital scale. 

Spiva faces possible charges of possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. 


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