Woman brought baby, stash of drugs to Florida prison visit

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ARCADIA, Fla. (AP) – Officials say a 44-year-old Florida woman bought her infant grandchild and a stash of cocaine and heroin to a recent prison visit.

But guards searching visitors at the DeSoto Correctional Institution on Sunday found nearly 100 grams of drugs during the check-in process.

DeSoto County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the woman and a K-9 named Liberty conducted a “free air sniff” of her car and found an additional 687 grams of drugs alongside a baby’s car seat.

The infant was turned over to the Department of Children and Families.

The woman is charged with trafficking in heroin and cocaine, introduction of contraband into a correctional facility and child abuse/neglect.

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6/30/2022 9:37:06 AM (GMT -5:00)

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