Woman Pleads To Owning Drug In Body Cavity

Louisianan had disavowed meth inside vagina

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Hidden Meth Plea

OCTOBER 8--The Louisiana woman who denied ownership of a bag of methamphetamine that was found in her vagina during a jail strip search has copped to a narcotics charge in a plea deal with prosecutors, according to court records.

Ashley Beth Rolland, 24, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempted possession of a controlled dangerous substance, a felony count for which she was sentenced to four months in custody.

A sentencing order indicates that a District Court judge also recommended Rolland for “substance use disorder treatment screening.”

Seen at right, Rolland was named in a September 13 bill of information charging her with felony theft and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped the theft count against Rolland and reduced the narcotics charge to a lesser felony.

Rolland was arrested in late-July after a male acquaintance accused her of stealing more than $6000 from his West Monroe apartment. The victim, Eugene Dix, told police that Rolland had been staying with him for about a week.

Dix, who was identified as Rolland’s boyfriend in a police affidavit, told cops that Rolland stole his money while he was showering and then fled the residence.

When questioned by officers, Rolland confessed to stealing the roll of cash, which was extracted from her vagina during a “consensual search” conducted by a female correctional officer at the Ouachita Parish jail.

In addition to recovering $6233 in purloined currency, the jailer discovered a “clear plastic bag containing approximately 1 gram of methamphetamine inside Rolland’s vagina.” Rolland, however, “denied ownership of the methamphetamine” nestled in her body cavity.

In disavowing the meth, Rolland did not explain how somebody else’s drugs ended up inside her. (3 pages)