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AUSTIN EDITION Austin woman suspected of having meth

An Austin woman was arrested early Friday for felony possession of methamphetamine as well as several other possible charges, Police Chief Paul Philipp said.

An officer noticed the 46-year-old woman and her boyfriend arguing in the Kwik Trip parking lot about 1:50 a.m. and ran a check on their license plates, Philipp said. The woman had an outstanding warrant and was driving after cancellation, he said.

The officer stopped her vehicle when she left the lot and found her in possession of 1.7 grams of meth, Philipp said. The woman told the officer she probably was under the influence of meth, he said.

The woman faces possible charges of felony possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree controlled substance driving while intoxicated, driving after cancellation, no insurance, altering or displaying a fictitious insurance card, possession of drug paraphernalia, and an outstanding Scott County warrant for driving after cancellation.

She was in Mower County Jail pending local charges.

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