Woman accused of smuggling pot into jail
Originally arrested on other charges, one woman found herself in more trouble in jail when deputies found she was keeping a bag of marijuana tucked inside herself, a report states.
Maria Patricia Santilli, 24, was pulled over Monday night on U.S. 19 for a broken tail light, a Port Richey Police report states. The officer ran a warrants check and found she skipped a court hearing on charges of driving without a vehicle registration.
The officer arrested Santilli and took her to the Land O'Lakes jail. During a body search, deputies "discovered the defendant had 3 grams of marijuana" in a plastic bag inside herself, the report states.
In addition to her failure-to-appear charge, Santilli, of Holiday, was charged with possession of marijuana and introduction of contraband. She was released after posting $5,663 bail.