Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Holiday woman accused of smuggling pot into jail

PORT RICHEY

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.

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