Crime

York County prisoner found with contraband

A York County prisoner was caught with prescription medication during a disturbance, according to a sheriff’s office report.

Lori Elizabeth Williams, 45, of Fort Mill is incarcerated at the York County Prison after being convicted of shoplifting in April. She was removed from a housing unit Saturday morning after causing a disturbance. During her relocation from one housing unit to another, a strip search led to the discovery of a yellow, powder substance wrapped in white paper, the report states.

Williams was transferred to the York County Detention Center and held while a warrant was obtained, the report says. She told officers the crushed pill was Benadryl, but upon further investigation, officials determined it was hydroxyzine, a prescription medication that only three women at the prison take, the report states.

She was served a warrant for possession of contraband. She was sent from the detention center back to the prison, where she will await a trial for the contraband in January.

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