BROOKSVILLE — A Hernando County man has been accused of sneaking drugs into the county jail by hiding the pills in the fat rolls of his stomach.
Thomas Althoff, 33, was taken to the Hernando County Jail on Saturday on a charge of driving with a suspended license. A few hours later, according to a report, a deputy noticed Althoff bent over near a bench "attempting to snort a crush(ed) yellow substance that was on a piece of cardboard."
Althoff told authorities that he had found the Xanax pills in his jail cell but later admitted to concealing the pills "underneath the skin flaps of the bottom section of his stomach," according to the incident report.
He also said he had crushed the pills in his holding cell in order to snort the drugs. Althoff was charged with possessing contraband in jail in addition to the charge of driving with a suspended license.