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Woman charged with hiding drugs, paraphernalia in her privates

Woman charged with hiding drugs, paraphernalia in her privates
Posted at 8:49 AM, Nov 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-23 08:49:00-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- A homeless Naples woman is accused of hiding drugs in her private areas while being booked into jail.

Deputies have charged 32-year-old Jamie Stringfield with felony Smuggling Contraband into County Detention Facility.

According to a Collier County report, Stringfield was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over on Granada Boulevard Wednesday night.  Deputies identified a strong smell of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle and performed a search.

Passenger Meltarrian Stephens was found to be in possession of a bag of drugs, and Stringfield was found in possession of a crack pipe.  Both suspects were extensively patted down at the scene and stated they had nothing else on them.

However, a further search of Stringfield later at the jail revealed that she had concealed two needles, a glass pipe, and crack cocaine wrapped in toilet paper tucked into her pants near her vagina.  She also had a small bag of heroin in her rear end, "near her anus".

Stringfield was charged with possession of cocaine and heroin, in addition to the charge of smuggling contraband.  She has several previous drug arrests on record, including two previous arrests for smuggling contraband in 2008 and 2010.

Stephens was charged with possession of heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine.