An Albany inmate caused a scene in a holding cell Tuesday when a condom full of prescription drugs and heroin she was carrying inside her split open, spilling various pills and heroin onto the floor. According to TimesUnion.com,the woman was there to begin a 6-month sentence for violating probation.
Before entering jail, she filled a condom with 256 prescription pills, 90 Lyrica, 37 Adderall, 50 Valiums, 43 Trazedones, 10 Ambiens, 26 Oxycontin, and 4 bags of heroin before she placed the condom in her vagina. As she waited in a holding cell, one of the pills fell out. As she tried to adjust herself, the other 255 pills and heroin simultaneously spilled out onto the floor. All of it was captured on video.
She was also charged with 5 misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, as well as felony promotion of prison contraband. She was arraigned and sent back to jail.
Some think incidences like this support the need for strip searching all inmates. In April, the Supreme Court ruled that jails may perform strip searches on inmates regardless of the gravity of their charges. Previously, jails needed reasonable suspicion, which made it harder to regulate drugs and weapons coming into the jails. Smuggling drugs into jails leds to violence as well as drug problems. Click on the link above to watch the video.
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