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A woman who lives in northeast Cedar Rapids is in jail, facing six different charges. It all started when she called the police, saying she had been shot.

According to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, officers were dispatched to a shooting report in the 1200 block of 34th St. NE at around 7:40 p.m. on Monday, October 16.

When responding officers arrived, they found 39-year-old Amber Snider of Cedar Rapids with a gunshot wound to one of her legs. Snider told officers she had been shot outside her home by an unknown person wearing a mask.

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The Cedar Rapids Police Department says their investigators "later learned Snider's claims were false and that her injury was self-induced. During the investigation, Snider's residence was found to contain illegal substances and firearms."

Linn County Correctional Center
Linn County Correctional Center

As a result of the above, Snider was arrested on October 31. She faces six different charges, which are listed below.

  • Intent to Manufacture/Deliver Meth Over 5g Under 5 kg
  • Failure to Affix Drug Tax Stamp 7 Or More Grams
  • Possession of a Firearm or Offensive Weapon by Felon
  • False Reports--Crime Aggravated or Serious Misdemeanor or Felony Classification
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Snider is being held in the Linn County Correctional Center on Mays Island in Cedar Rapids on a $25,000 cash bond.

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