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Woman faces drug charges after DNA test

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Police arrested an Edinburgh woman after a test found her DNA on a syringe an officer found near her car.

Keisha Lynn Burton, 24, was arrested on charges of possession of cocaine, narcotics or methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; unlawful possession of a syringe; false reporting or informing; possession of a controlled substance; and legend drug deception.

On Aug. 14, a police officer saw Burton parked at a bus stop. She had her head out the window and looked like she was vomiting. The officer went to check on Burton and found a makeup case in the grass near her car, according to an Edinburgh Police Department report.

Burton said that she had a medical condition that made her cough and that she had pulled over because she didn’t feel well. She told the police officer that the makeup case was not hers. The case had three syringes, prescription pills, a bag of white powder, and two spoons with white residue on them, according to the report.

The officer also found pills in a bag in the front seat of Burton’s car, which she told police belonged to a friend.

Testing matched DNA found on the syringes in the makeup case to Burton’s and found that the white powder was methamphetamine, according to the report.

Burton, 104 S. Pleasant St., was taken to the Johnson County jail, where she was being held on $28,000 bond.

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