Inmate accused of hiding 100+ pills in coin purse - News, Weather & Sports

Inmate accused of hiding 100+ pills in coin purse

Posted: Updated:
Ashley B. Thurman (Source: LMDC) Ashley B. Thurman (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A theft suspect faces additional charges after a large amount of narcotics was found inside one of her body cavities at Metro Corrections on Wednesday, according to Metro police.

A corrections officer noticed a foreign object in Ashley B. Thurman's vaginal area when she went through a body scan machine at the jail, Thurman's arrest report states.

[SLIDESHOW: Mugshots: Week of 11/18/13]

Police said Thurman was taken into a strip search room and produced a coin purse that she had hidden inside her vagina. More than 100 pills were inside the coin purse, including oxycodone, hydromorphone, xanax, neurontin, and ropinirole as well as a white powdery substance believed to be crack cocaine.

Thurman is charged with promoting contraband, possession of a controlled substance and trafficking in a controlled substance.

Copyright 2013 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.