Woman arrested for reportedly attempting to smuggle drugs into Jackson County prison
One woman has been detained after reportedly bringing narcotics into the GEO Prison near Graceville.
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said on Saturday at 8:30 a.m., Nichole Killeen, 32, of Jacksonville, was found to be in possession of 51.3 grams of K2 Spice while undergoing a routine search to enter the facility for a prisoner visitation.
Officials say Killeen stated she received the drugs in the mail and was instructed to deliver them to a prisoner. Deputies then searched Killeen's vehicle and found a glass pipe believed to be used to ingest methamphetamines and a package, containing suspected marijuana.
Deputies then conducted a strip search that revealed a baggie of methamphetamines in Killeen's bra.
According to JCSO officials, "Killeen claimed that the bra belonged to her sister and that she just grabbed it and put in on when she got up."
Officials also say Killeen brought her 5-year-old to the visit. The child has since been placed in the custody of Children and Family Services.
Killeen awaits her first appearance, now residing in the Jackson County Correctional Facility.