GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – Police say a woman jailed at the Westmoreland County Prison, admitted to storing cocaine inside her body for two weeks after her arrest.
State Police say 31-year-old Tonya Lee Piper was arrested on Feb. 6 on an outstanding warrant. Police say she was in a car that fled from them when she was arrested.READ MORE: FEMA Program To Reimburse Families' Funeral Expenses For COVID-19 Related Deaths
It was at a court hearing, two weeks later, that Piper told a trooper that she had been hiding the cocaine inside her private area, since her arrest.READ MORE: Multi-Vehicle Crash On I-376 Westbound Shuts Down All Lanes
According to police, she requested to be taken to a nearby medical center to have the drugs removed. They say she was hiding 14 grams of cocaine.
Along with previous charges, Piper is now facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, contraband, and possession with intent to deliver.MORE NEWS: 40th Street Bridge Lane Restrictions Go Into Place This Week