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Postcard to Pasco inmate lands friend behind bars

LAND O'LAKES

Postcard to inmate lands friend behind bars

Kristina Marie Sharp's friend was serving a nine-month stint at the Pasco County jail for failing to appear in court and violating her probation. So, authorities said, Sharp sent her pal a pick-me-up: a postcard with Oxycodone powder under the stamp.

The postcard arrived at the Land O'Lakes jail about Aug. 28, but it took a while for lab tests to identify the powder and match three fingerprints on the postcard to Sharp, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

Sharp, 23, of Port Richey declined to talk to investigators. She was arrested Tuesday on a charge of introducing contraband into a detention facility. Her bail on that and other unrelated drug charges is $7,150.

The postcard's intended recipient, Starla Espegren, 24, served her time and has been released from jail.

Postcard to Pasco inmate lands friend behind bars 04/21/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 8:25pm]
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