Crime

Report: Rock Hill woman had heroin, syringe hidden in underwear

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A woman jailed on drug charges after a Rock Hill traffic stop is facing an additional charge after officers found drugs, a syringe and a smoking pipe hidden in her underwear during booking, according to police.

Officers stopped a vehicle on Cherry Road for broken brake lights about 9 p.m. Thursday, according to a police report. They approached the car and saw Lauren Blue, 29, in a passenger seat trying to stuff something down her pants.

Blue allowed officers to search her and told them she didn’t have anything on her. Officers found .34 grams of heroin inside a small plastic bag in Blue’s right hip pocket, police said.

Officers searched the vehicle and found an open container of alcohol in the console, for which the driver was cited, police said. Authorities also found Blue’s husband’s gun and discovered she is a convicted felon prohibited from carrying a weapon, the report states.

At the jail, Blue denied having any contraband on her, the report states. She was asked again after being brought into the jail and “was adamant” about not having anything.

During a strip search, a female officer found in Blue’s underwear two bags containing 1.04 grams of crack cocaine, an unused needle and a glass pipe used for smoking narcotics, police said.

Blue was charged with possession of crack-second offense, possession of heroin, unlawful carry and possessing contraband within a city jail. The driver was charged with possession of a schedule IV drug. Both remained in the Rock Hill city jail Friday.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala

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