COLUMBUS, Ind.–The Bartholomew County Jail will be holding one inmate a little longer than her original sentence because of what she was holding in her body while behind bars. The sheriff’s department says they received information that one of their jail detainees, Stephanie Cecil, 29, of Columbus, was in possession of narcotics and paraphernalia.
Cecil was searched at the jail and corrections officers say they found evidence of a bag hidden inside a body cavity. Cecil refused to cooperate with the jail staff in the withdrawal of the small pouch, making it necessary for them to obtain a search warrant.
She was transported to Columbus Regional Health for removal of the bag, which allegedly was found to contain a syringe, methamphetamine, and a lighter.
In addition to her original charge of an outstanding Bartholomew County warrant, Cecil has now also been slapped with charges of possessing meth and a syringe.