In Indiana, a woman named Amanda Smith has been arrested after allegedly faking a heart attack and attempting to hide drugs in a plastic sandwich bag in her private parts. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department reported that Smith was pulled over by Deputy Ryan Riggs and two other deputies on September 4th. Suspecting drug activity, the officers brought in a K9 named Copper, who indicated the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.
According to court documents, Smith immediately pretended to have a heart attack and refused medical evaluation from the Richmond EMS. She was taken to a local hospital where she adamantly continued to deny care and refused to remove her clothing. Sensing that she was trying to conceal drugs, law enforcement officials believed Smith was attempting to find a way to dispose of the evidence, particularly when she requested to use the bathroom alone.
While at the hospital, nurses noticed an abnormality in Smith’s pelvic area and conducted a body scan. This scan revealed a plastic sandwich bag concealed in her private parts. Despite initially denying hiding anything, Smith eventually confessed and removed an “avocado-size plastic sandwich bag” containing drugs. The bag was found to contain 38.9 grams of methamphetamine, 10.4 grams of crack cocaine, and 9.2 grams of fentanyl.
Further investigations revealed more illicit substances in Smith’s vehicle, including Gabapentin, Naloxone, and buprenorphine. Additionally, a notebook containing names, weights, dollar amounts, and drug types was discovered. Smith was subsequently charged with dealing methamphetamine, a Level 2 felony; dealing in a narcotic drug, a Level 2 felony; dealing in cocaine, a Level 3 felony; and dealing in a controlled substance, a Level 6 felony.