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A 37-year-old Kenosha woman faces a felony count of providing a false statement and a misdemeanor charge of obstructing an officer after police found her unconscious inside a running vehicle last July.

Lisa Corrin Geiger faces a fine of $10,000 and six years in prison on the felony charge and a fine of $10,000 and nine months in jail on the misdemeanor.

A warrant for Geiger’s arrest was issued in January. She made an appearance at the Racine County Courthouse on Wednesday.

According to the criminal complaint:
Officers responded to the area of Harvey Drive and Shelley Drive on July 18 and found the defendant unconscious in a running vehicle with a needle sticking out of her left arm. Police eventually woke up the defendant, who stated she was a diabetic and that is why she had needles.

Several needles and four bindles that later tested positive for heroin were found on the passenger seat.

Geiger told police she bought heroin from a dealer in Racine earlier that day, and he was later arrested. But after an investigation and a review of video surveillance that showed that Geiger never entered the suspected dealer’s vehicle, which she stated she had done in a sworn affidavit.

Geiger will be back in Racine County Circuit Court for an adjourned initial appearance April 18 at 9 a.m.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.