Police: Woman smuggled drugs to inmate with kiss
Posted: February 13, 2014 - 3:12am

MERCER, Pa. (AP) — State police are investigating a report that a woman smuggled drug-filled balloons to her western Pennsylvania inmate boyfriend by passing them mouth-to-mouth during a kiss.

Troopers say the incident happened Jan. 31 at the State Correctional Institution-Mercer.

The Associated Press is not naming the suspects because police say they won't be charged unless and until crime lab tests confirm the presence of drugs.

Police say the 45-year-old Pittsburgh woman had the balloons in her mouth when she kissed the 46-year-old inmate that afternoon.

Police say prison officials recovered the balloons days later from the inmate's bowel movement.

Police plan to charge the inmate with possessing contraband — in this case, an illegal drug — and to charge the woman with furnishing drugs to an inmate.

The Latest

Sticky NewsVIDEO: Bear cubs rescued from tree

3:26pm - SCOTT TWP. — Game Commission officers spent about an hour Thursday...

Front PageAccident orphans cubs

Two saved following smashup in Scott Township

Front PageNuclear plant to lose 50 staffers

Salem Township business offering ‘robust’ severance

Front PagePolice: Motorist drunk, high in head-on wreck

An out-of-state driver was drunk and high when his truck collided...

Front PageDriver knocked out power

Troopers: Bloomsburg man hit Mount Pleasant Township pole