An Ohio woman told police she had narcotics hidden in her body after being arrested along with a passenger following a traffic stop Thursday in Mercer County.
According to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy on patrol stopped a vehicle on Staeger Road near State Route 29 after a passenger covered his face and the driver drove left of center.
A check of the registration showed the owner’s license had been suspended and she was driving the vehicle.
A passenger told the deputy he didn’t have an ID with him and proceeded to provide a fake name and birth date.
A K-9 was then called to the scene and alerted officers to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.
A search turned up the passenger’s ID, his wallet and several baggies of what appeared to be methamphetamine. A .25 caliber handgun was also found.
On the way to the Mercer County Detention facility, Katelynn Campbell, 26, of Hollansburg, Ohio told officers she had drugs hidden inside a body cavity. A body scan at the facility turned up more narcotics.
Campbell and the passenger, Bailey S. Parker, 19, of Van Wert were being held on $100,000 bond.
The case will be forwarded for review by the Mercer County Prosecutors Office.