Woman tried to smuggle drugs in rolls of body fat
Pontiac -- A woman facing time for violating terms of her probation can expect to spend even more time in jail after trying to smuggle drugs inside the Oakland County Jail by concealing them in some of her body fat, sheriff's deputies said.
Monique Hyder, 40, of Waterford Township appeared before Oakland Circuit Judge Lisa Gorcyca on Monday afternoon for sentencing for violating terms of her parole in a June 2008 child abuse conviction.
Hyder's bond was revoked and she was taken to a court detention area, where a routine strip search was conducted by Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy Denise Regal.
Regal found a small baggie Hyder had apparently concealed beneath a flap of excess skin.
Upon examination, the deputy found it contained a small quantity of suspected cocaine and several pills, authorities say.
While deputies say prisoners frequently try to smuggle drugs into the jail, this is the first time in recent memory someone tried to take advantage of body fat to do the job.
Hyder is 5 feet tall and weighs 220 pounds, police said.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The Detroit News