Florida Woman Brings Illegal Drugs, Baby To Prison Visit A Florida woman visiting someone in prison earlier this week ended up staying there much longer than she’d likely expected. Tallahassee resident Melissa Webster, 44, showed up at DeSoto Correctional Institution on Sunday with her infant grandchild in her arms, according to the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office.
Following visitor protocol, Webster entered the facility by walking past a police dog, which conducted a “free air sniff,” a sheriff’s rep says. After the K9 indicated something was amiss, deputies searched Webster and found 100 grams of cocaine and heroin on her, her arrest report reveals. A subsequent search of her vehicle uncovered an addition 690 grams of both drugs, deputies say.
The grand total of cocaine and heroin found on Webster: two pounds. Webster was taken into custody and charged with heroin trafficking, cocaine trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia and child abuse/neglect, per the sheriff’s office. Her grandchild has been handed over to the Florida Department of Children and Families. Can you think of a worse place to try to sneak drugs into? [Source ABC 7]