FEBRUARY 9–A Pennsylvania inmate had 78 doses of LSD, cocaine, methamphetamine, and a glass pipe stashed under her hair weave, contraband the woman apparently smuggled into the lockup following a prior arrest, according to court records.
Carema Lashandra Brown, 29, was booked into the Jefferson County jail on January 5 after she was charged with two felony theft counts. Unable to post $60,000 bail, Brown was detained at the jail in Brookville, a borough about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
Within a week of Brown’s arrival, jail personnel began investigating the distribution of narcotics inside the facility. During questioning, two female inmates–whose recorded phone calls indicated they had been using LSD–confessed that they obtained the acid from Brown.
One of the inmates provided agents with a note allegedly written to them by Brown. “You bitches sound bored! Get on my level! LOL,” the note read. “Please conduct yourselves in a discreet way. Just say I love you when you figure out what I’m talking about.”
Armed with a warrant, investigators subsequently searched Brown, who was “trembling” as agents perused her hair. However, “Following the search of the hair no items were recovered,” a probable cause affidavit reports.
However, the following day jail staffers removed Brown’s weave and discovered that she had narcotics hidden under her fake hair. A criminal complaint notes that investigators seized eight ounces of cocaine, eight ounces of meth, 78 doses of acid, and a glass pipe with burn marks.
The drug discovery resulted in the filing of 18 narcotics counts (nine felonies, nine misdemeanors) against Brown, who is seen above. Her bail was set at $100,000.