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Strip search at jail reveals crystal meth

Published:   |   Updated: August 17, 2014 at 12:35 PM

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A 30-year-old New Port Richey woman was arrested Thursday by deputies who reported finding her with three plastic bags containing methamphetamine at the Hernando County Jail.

Sheriff’s deputies stopped Jennifer Land’s vehicle after it made an illegal U-turn at the intersection of Mariner Boulevard and Spring Hill Drive.

A check on her driver’s status showed it was suspended multiple times. Her driver’s license also was expired.

A cursory search was done on Land at the scene because no female deputy was unavailable.

Once inside the booking department at the Hernando County Jail, deputies found a small plastic baggie containing a crystal-like substance in Land’s pocket. Land told deputies it was crystal meth, a sheriff’s report states.

She then told deputies there was another baggie in her bra, officials said. During a strip search, deputies reported, they found a large baggie in her underpants.

In all, three baggies were found containing 17.31 grams of methamphetamine.

Land was booked and charged with various drug offenses and driving with an expired license and driving while her license had been suspended or revoked.

Hernando Today staff report

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