A Delaware County woman is behind bars on a quarter million dollars bail after police say she tried to smuggle heroin into the State Correctional Institution at Dallas on Sunday.
Police said Julia Rose Lee Thornton, 26, of Collingdale, was caught with of 41 bags of heroin after her car was stopped as she entered the prison’s visitor parking lot.
Investigators said Thornton initially was caught with 12 bags, but they were able to seize 29 more she had hidden in a body cavity and tried to flush down a toilet.
Thornton faces charges of illegal drug possession as well as possessing contraband on prison grounds.
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