Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Allegations of smoking marijuana, yelling obscenities, kicking, and scratching officers - as well as spitting and urinating on patrol cars - has landed a Middletown, Ohio woman in jail.
On Sunday, Lawrenceburg Police received a report of loud activity from three individuals at Tuscany Bay Apartments, according to a court affidavit. As an officer arrived at the scene, they stopped a vehicle matching a description on nearby Florence Drive. During the stop, there was “obvious indication” that all three occupants of the car had been drinking alcohol and that they had been smoking marijuana.
The backseat passenger in the car, Crista Brown, was the last registered owner of the vehicle. As officers questioned the three, she jumped into the driver seat. Officers ordered her out of the vehicle and she “went from obnoxious to slightly combative.”
Officers told Brown, 30, they noticed the smell of marijuana on her.
“Crista freely, loudly, and proudly stated that she smoked marijuana,” the police narrative said, adding that Brown allegedly admitted to possessing marijuana. A clear bag containing plant material was allegedly discovered on the rear left passenger floor board, which Brown reportedly told police belonged to her.
Brown then became more combative with the officers.
“She started yelling, cursing, and making obscene comments” before being placed under arrest and transported to the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center.
On the drive to jail, the officer witnessed Brown spit on the cage of the police cruiser and urinate on the seat. At the jail, she allegedly kicked, scratched, and spit on corrections officers and a deputy.
Brown was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Law Enforcement, Battery on Corrections Staff, and two counts of Battery by Body Waste. She has since been released from jail after posting a $2,500 surety and $1,00 cash bond.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for June 4 in Dearborn Superior Court II.