An Albany, Ga., woman faces a slew of drug charges after being arresting Wednesday in downtown Columbus, said Columbus State University Police Chief Rus Drew.
A campus police officer patrolling near the Coca Cola Space Science Center close to midnight observed a car parked outside the museum on Front Street and two women standing around, Drew said. When the officer approached the women she allegedly saw a bag of marijuana sitting on their vehicle's dashboard. That gave her probable cause to search the vehicle, Drew said.
In the car, the officer found a significant amount of ecstasy and cocaine.
"It was several bags of ecstasy," Drew said.
A check of the women's background revealed one of them had warrants out for her for burglary and theft.
Shannon Dixon, 21, was arrested and charged with trafficking in ecstasy, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of drug-related items and possession of marijuana.
In addition the drugs, the campus police officer seized several women's hats suspected to have been stolen, Drew said.
Dixon is not a CSU student.