A woman in Pennsylvania is currently facing several serious criminal charges. She is accused of drug trafficking after being arrested on her way to work. Authorities claim she was attempting to smuggle large quantities of heroin into the prison facility where she was employed at the time.
The 47-year-old woman was placed under arrest in connection with a drug warrant police related to an alleged heroin sale supposedly conducted at her apartment. The person who reportedly bought the drug was in fact a police informant. Officers stopped to arrest the woman while she was on her way to the female correctional facility where she had been working at the time as a nurse. Officials say she had her work identification on and was wearing her prison uniform at the time.
During the process of her booking and arraignment, the woman was reportedly asked to hand over her personal belongings to authorities. Officers claim that they found two bricks of heroin inside the woman's handbag. She will now face charges in both situations in the near future.
The woman is currently being held in jail. A bail was set for each incident in each drug trafficking incident. The total bail set is said to be $150,000. In Pennsylvania and all other states, being charged with drug crimes does not constitute guilt, and each person is presumed innocent unless proved otherwise before a judge or jury. For this and many other reasons, it is typically best to request immediate guidance from an experienced criminal defense attorney before proceeding to court.
Source: wfmz.com, "Prison system employee arrested after allegedly bringing heroin into Monroe County prison", July 20, 2016