Woman denies ownership of marijuana hidden in her genitals

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55 Responses to “Woman denies ownership of marijuana hidden in her genitals”

  1. retchdog says:

    maybe i’m naïve, but the procedure used for finding that marijuana seems pretty invasive. do they apply it to everyone booked into jail, or just drug suspects, or what?

    also, i don’t think she was intending to smuggle it into jail. what an opportunistic charge.

    • TWX says:

      From what I understand, it depends on how the officers interpret the situation and what the prisoner is charged with.

      • foobar says:

        The whims of police officers is an excellent basis for a system of justice.

        • TWX says:

          I’m certainly not endorsing their methods.  But on the other hand, I don’t want to see contraband in jails or prisons either.  I’m more concerned with unnecessary screenings or searches that don’t yield real positive hits.  Ideally such invasive searches would only be performed on those who actually are smuggling this way.

          I also don’t think that Marijuana should be illegal, and I state that having never consumed it myself.  Treat it like tobacco and alcohol, requiring consumption where it doesn’t disturb others and not in public places.  If that means a pot-equivalent of a beer garden at a festival and that some people can’t consume it in their homes because of disturbing their neighbors with the smell or because of no-smoking rules in rental units, them’s the breaks.  Either way, if marijuana weren’t illegal then this probably wouldn’t be so much a problem.

    • Work_Watch_Buy_Repeat says:

      http://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform/supreme-court-says-jails-can-strip-search-you-even-traffic-violations
      The US prison system is quite the hall of horrors if you take a look at it.  Fortunately, those in the middle and upper classes rarely have to, except as fictionalized entertainment.

      • retchdog says:

        med school seems solidly middle class to me. i mean, as solid as it is for anyone.

        • GlyphGryph says:

           Which is why it’s newsworthy

          • retchdog says:

            fair enough. or maybe it’s because she had drugs in her vag and tried to used a ridiculously pathetic excuse.

            let’s see: “woman denies ownership of marijuana in genitals; reason cited: would lose custody of children.” eh, i’d give it 50/50.

            edit: one more: “… reason cited: would lose welfare benefits.” now this one would be a shoo-in.

      • ZikZak says:

        If the drug war were waged against rich white people in the same way it is against poor brown people, it would have ended years ago.

    • soylecithin says:

      You’re naive.

      “The Supreme Court on [April 2, 2012] ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that officials may strip-search people arrested for any offense, however minor, before admitting them to jails even if the officials have no reason to suspect the presence of contraband …

      Citing examples from briefs submitted to the Supreme Court, [dissenting] Justice Breyer wrote that people have been subjected to ‘the humiliation of a visual strip search’ after being arrested for driving with a noisy muffler, failing to use a turn signal and riding a bicycle without an audible bell. A nun was strip-searched, he wrote, after an arrest for trespassing during an antiwar demonstration.”

      https://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/us/justices-approve-strip-searches-for-any-offense.html?pagewanted=all

  2. corydodt says:

    She’s just holding it for a friend. A very close friend.

  3. Chuck says:

    Maybe she’s from a part of the country where the Christian Conservatives have passed laws saying that she doesn’t own her vagina.  If that’s the case, then how is she supposed to keep people from putting stuff in there?  She’d have no authority to stop them, after all.

  4. Brainspore says:

    In cases of legitimate drug abuse oh never mind.

  5. Tchoutoye says:

    A typical case of honeypot.

  6. voiceinthedistance says:

    Those law enforcement goons just muffed her homework assignment for OB/GYN 101.  

  7. It was for her glaucoma.  In her uterus.

  8. Of course… in a sane world Marijuana shouldn’t be illegal in the first place and shouldn’t matter where it was found.

    • ocker3 says:

       Well, they’ve started selling alcohol that’s been poured over the breasts of supermodels, I suppose this was the next step!

  9. LinkMan says:

    An 18yo medical student?

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      That’s when you would start pre-med.

      • skimedic says:

        If she’s a medical student at 18 it’s not in Florida (or anywhere else in the US).  She might be an undergrad who hopes to be a med student someday, but she’s probably not going to get admitted to medical school with that on her record.

  10. Does strip search include cavity search?

    • Ipo says:

       They make you bend over and spread your cheeks for a visual inspection upon admittance to jail. 
      Maybe we’re underestimating the size of that bud. 

  11. Preston Sturges says:

    I Smell That Sticky Icky
    Who Got That Sticky Icky
    I Got That Sticky Icky, Icky, Icky
    I Smell That Sticky Icky
    Who Got That Sticky Icky
    I Got That Sticky Icky, Icky, Icky
    I Smell That Sticky (Oh Yeah)
    Who Got That Sticky (I Do)
    I Smell That Sticky (Oh Yeah)
    Who Got That Sticky (Me Too)
    I Smell That Sticky (Oh Yeah)
    Who Got That Sticky (I Do)
    I Smell That Sticky (Oh Yeah)
    Who Got That Sticky (Me Too)

  12. Preston Sturges says:

    “Do you smoke after sex?”

    “I don’t know, I never looked.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TIpjUp-gDw

  13. bo1n6bo1n6 says:

    Oh, thats where that went!

  14. Greg Husband says:

    based on these comments and the post as a whole, i think im going to stop reading boingboing

  15. BombBlastLightingWaltz says:

    Maybe she honestly does not recall how it got in there. Its possible.

  16. PathogenAntifreeze says:

    In a purported “land of the free,” no part of this story would have occurred beyond the driver being pulled over and cited or arrested for driving incorrectly.

    •  Yeah… though the weaving driver might be tested and have their license suspended if evidence found that they were driving under the influence — the influence in this case being drugs that are not alcohol.

  17. theganges says:

    I’d have just eaten it instead of stashin’ it…

  18. marilove says:

    I worked for my home town’s county jail when I was just 18 years old.  One day, I was watching the female inmates take the short walk to the recreation area.

    There was a distinct bag that dropped out of her pant leg.

    It was a big wad of drugs (cocaine? I can’t remember) in her vagina that had fallen out.
    She also tried to deny they were hers!

  19. Øyvind says:

     I’m a bit confused… Why couldn’t it be hers because she was a med student? Was it because her body now belongs to medicine, and it was the med school’s drugs? Or because med students are physically unable to own drugs?

    • brainflakes says:

      It’s because the headline’s a load of bollocks. She denied marijuana found on a car seat was hers, not the drugs subsequently found in her vagina.

  20. JIMWICh says:

    Now that’s what I’d call Diggity DANK!

  21. Ipo says:

    It really sucks for her to have gotten caught! 
    This fucks up her life pretty good. 
    Such a vile crime as the very private hiding of a small amount of hemp flowers. 
    The repercussions to her are in no relationship to the severity of her offense. 
    That in itself is terrible. 

    I don’t have a vagina, but if I did, I certainly wouldn’t want my government to release my name and picture together with information on what I stick in it.  This is indecent exposure.  Letting a minor run the gauntlet.  Public shaming.   Cruel and unusual punishment even before trial.  And she got a life sentence.

  22. brainflakes says:

    Lets just correct the headline here:

    Woman denies ownership of marijuana found on car seat. Later more marijuana found in her vagina, claims she was just “trying to protect the others from getting in trouble.”

    But you know, lets not let silly things like the facts of the story get in the way of a good headline.

    • daneyul says:

      Let’s correct the headline even more:

      “Woman violated by police, life ruined, for possessing completely harmless substance.”

      Yay!  One less med student to worry about! 

      Let’s laugh at her desperate attempt to protect herself from public shaming and a destroyed career! 

      Any story that uses the word “vagina” has got to be funny, right?

  23. Dirk says:

    I read BoingBoing in Google Reader and immediately under this post’s entry there is an ad for Beaver Creek Lodge. Google’s robots have become very advanced…

  24. TheMudshark says:

    Woman waylaid, sexually violated and robbed by state-employed armed thugs.

  25. Scott Rose says:

    If she’s smart enough to go to medical school, you’d think she come up with a better excuse. Like, she thought she might be pregnant and her family has a history of paediatric glaucoma. Presto, possession turns to prophylaxis.

    It was a victim-less crime, at least until the cops showed up.

  26. Uppitynproud says:

    NOT FUN now wondering how much of what I have smoked in my life was inside someone’s paranoid orifices beforehand.

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