Deputies say Florida woman stuffed cellphones, drugs into her underwear in prison smuggling scheme


Gertrude Harper

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — A Jacksonville woman stuffed 101 grams of heroin, six miniature cellphones, and 93 individual doses of Subutex pills in her underwear in a failed attempted to smuggle the contraband into a Walton County prison, deputies said.

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Staff members at Walton Correctional Institute said Tuesday that they found items on Gertrude Harper, 55, of Jacksonville, Florida.

Harper is charged with two felony counts of smuggling contraband into a prison including cell phones and controlled substances, and one felony count of trafficking heroin. She is being held on a $25,000 bond.

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