Florida grandma, 44, arrested for trying to smuggle drugs into prison

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A 44-year-old Florida woman was arrested after trying to sneak a stash of drugs – cocaine and heroin – into a correctional facility recently. The woman had her infant granddaughter with her at the time.

FLORIDA WOMAN ARRESTED

According to the Associated Press (AP), guards searching visitors at the DeSoto Correctional Institution found nearly 100 grams of drugs on her during the jail’s check-in process.

County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the Florida woman and allowed a K-9 member to conduct a “free air sniff” of the suspect’s car.

An additional 687 grams of cocaine and heroin were found in the car alongside a baby’s car seat and other essential items.

The woman was charged with trafficking in heroin and cocaine, the introduction of contraband into a correctional facility, child abuse/neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The infant was taken into the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families.

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