Woman With Child Caught Bringing Drugs to Prison Visit


Bringing drugs into a prison is just asking for trouble. A Florida woman was practically begging to get arrested when a risky prison visit turned sour.

Melissa Webster brought her infant grandchild along with a stash of cocaine and heroin to a recent prison visit. The 44-year-old was searched by guards at the DeSoto Correctional Institution where they found nearly 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of drugs during the jail’s check-in process.

DeSoto County Sheriff’s officers arrested the woman and had their K9 conduct a “free air sniff” of her car. Deputies uncovered an additional 687.7 grams (24 ounces) of cocaine and heroin. The Tallahassee, Florida, resident had the drugs in her vehicle near the baby’s car seat and other essentials.

The baby was turned over to the Florida Department of Children and Families who provided care and safe placement for the infant.

The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office gave additional details about the incident on their Facebook page.

The woman was charged with trafficking in heroin and cocaine, introduction of contraband into a correctional facility, child abuse/neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia. Webster is currently being held without bond.


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