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Taxi passenger arrested for drug possession


IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- An Iowa City woman who was a passenger in a cab was arrested Wednesday for drug possession.

Chonghui Denece Hannah, 23, was riding in a cab that was stopped for a traffic violation on Wednesday night near the intersection of Gilbert and 1st Streets.

A drug detection dog alerted officers to the possibility of drugs in the cab.

When Hannah was searched, officers found a white, rocky substance that field tested positive as cocaine.  She then gave the officers 4.8 grams of crack cocaine that she had hidden.

She is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Prevention of Apprehension/Obstruction of Prosecution because officers say she tried to get rid of pieces of the drugs while officers were searching her.

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