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Two Des Moines police officers allegedly were punched and assaulted by a woman high on methamphetamine during a morning arrest at an apartment complex on Thursday.

Officers Julianne Dowie and Harley Sickels arrived at 100 E. McKinley Ave. just before noon, according to a police report. The complex manager said Lacretia White, 31, had complained that she had been up for several days. The manager and two staff members found marijuana inside a toy truck and an empty bag in her apartment.

White admitted that the bag contained “ice,” a form of methamphetamine that is smoked, the manager said. White also gave the manager a glass narcotics pipe.

White opened the door when officers got to her apartment and admitted she had been high on meth for the past four days, according to the report.

Dowie tried to place handcuffs on White, but she yelled and allegedly began punching the officer. Sickels stepped in and took punches before driving White into a wall and onto a bed to hold her down.

The report said White continued to fight the officers and scratched Sickels in the face and kicked him. She also allegedly bit Dowie.

Once White was handcuffed, she was taken to Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines for treatment. Both officers were treated at Broadlawns.

White was charged with drug possession, assault on a police officer, interference causing injury and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was being held in the Polk County Jail on Friday on a bond of $7,300.


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