Current inmate accused of smuggling drugs

The drugs were found after jail staff conducted a search

Posted: May 10, 2018 1:32 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A current inmate at the Tippecanoe County Jail is accused of smuggling drugs into the facility. Prosecutors charged Amber Eldridge of Lafayette with trafficking with an inmate and possession of a controlled substance.

According to court documents, Eldridge admitted to a deputy that she brought Suboxone into the jail by putting it in a red balloon and hiding it in her body. Jail staff conducted a search and found the balloon and the drug.

Investigators believe Eldridge also shared some of the Suboxone with another inmate.

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