A Charleston woman with an outstanding warrant went from being locked out of her car to being locked up in jail last week after she called police to unlock her car door.

A North Charleston police officer responded to the apartments at 3318 Goldenrod St. about 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The officer opened the woman's car door after she signed a consent form. The officer then searched the woman's record and found that she had an outstanding bench warrant with the department, according to an incident report released Monday.

The officer also found marijuana in her left pocket.

Police charged Clarissa S. Johnson, 20, of Hazelwood Drive with possession of marijuana and took her to jail.

Johnson also was arrested in March 2010 for strong-arm robbery in Mount Pleasant, according to a State Law Enforcement Division criminal history check.

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