An Edgewater woman smuggling drugs into jail inside her body was discovered by drug agents listening in to telephone calls made by inmates, investigators said.
An Edgewater woman smuggled drugs into jail by hiding it in her body but was discovered by drug agents listening in to telephone calls made by inmates, investigators said.
Felicia Riley, 34, was charged with possession of schedule II substance, possession of schedule III substance, possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, violation of probation burglary, trafficking in heroin 28 grams or more, trafficking in fentanyl 28 grams or more, possession of MDMA, and smuggling contraband into a detention facility.
Riley had a bail listed at more than $1 million but because of her probation violation, she was being held in jail on Wednesday without bail.
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Daytona police stopped a Jeep on Tuesday afternoon after seeing the passenger switching seats with the driver. The driver, Dawante Davis, and the passenger, Ka’sha Perkins, were cited for the violation of not wearing seat belts.
Felicia Riley, a passenger in the back seat of the Jeep, was arrested after a purse on the floor in the back of the jeep contained heroin, pills and $237 in cash, an arrest report states.
The purse belonged to Riley, police said.
At the Daytona Beach police station, Riley was told that if she had more drugs and they were found at the jail, she would get additional charges. Riley said she didn’t have any drugs on her, police said.
A drug agent with the Eastside Narcotics Taskforce followed up on Riley’s arrest and listened in to her telephone calls after she was booked into Volusia County Corrections Facility and heard Riley talking about drugs, a report states.
At 9:16 p.m. Riley made a call and was overheard saying she was forced to hide two ounces of heroin during the traffic stop, investigators said.
The Eastside Narcotics Taskforce agent alerted corrections officers, who searched Riley in jail and found the fentanyl/heroin in her bra, a report said.
“Felicia (Riley) advised that she initially had it hidden inside her,” police wrote in their report.
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