Woman indicted in jail drug smuggling

Police believe Amanda Werner smuggled drugs into the Mahoning County Jail in a body cavity

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A woman who authorities said found an unusual way to smuggle drugs has now been indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury.

Amanda Werner, 33, faces a charge of illegal conveyance of prohibited items onto the grounds of a detention facility. She is accused of bringing the drug suboxone into the Mahoning County Jail. She put the drug in her vagina, police said.

She had been convicted on theft charges in November and was allowed to serve her time in incremental stints so she could leave in between to be with her family. But when she returned to jail last Friday, deputies discovered she had smuggled dozens of doses of the drug inside her body.

Suboxone is a drug typically used to treat heroin withdrawal. Police said they found 30 doses of the drug on Werner.

Werner is due in court on her new charge later this month.

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