Crime

Woman waives contraband charge hearing

A Coatesville woman accused of smuggling drugs into a local state prison waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday during centralized court in Clearfield County.

Amirrah Latays McMillen, 23, is charged with a felony count of contraband/controlled substance. Her bail is $25,000.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, it was reported to police on May 6 that a Houtzdale state prison inmate had received contraband in the form of marijuana and several small, round pills. A prison employee told a state trooper that they suspected McMillen had given the inmate the items. When she was asked, she allegedly admitted to smuggling in the drugs.

A portion of the drugs were seized, but it was suspected that the inmate still had more contraband inside his body.

When the investigating officer interviewed McMillen, she said she picked up a package of drugs from an associate to deliver to the inmate and was unaware what exactly was in the package. She allegedly did know it contained drugs, mainly marijuana.

She explained that she concealed the package in her vagina and took it into the facility to give to the inmate. After she gave it to him, he allegedly swallowed it.

There have been no charges filed yet against the inmate, according to online court documents.

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