Two Accused of Trying to Smuggle Drugs into Hernando Jail
They were two separate incidents, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said.
HERNANDO COUNTY – Two inmates have been accused of trying to smuggle drugs into the Hernando County Detention Center, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Tiffany Stover, 36, of Gates, TN, was charged with one count of smuggling contraband, introduction of contraband into a detention center.
Chad Horner, 33, of Weeki Wachee, was also charged with one count of smuggling contraband, introduction of contraband into a detention center.
Deputies said they were conducting a strip search Friday (May 11) of Stover incident to an arrest when they saw an item protruding from her groin area. After lengthy instruction, Stover retrieved the item from her person and handed it to Deputy R. Stimpson. The item was a clear container containing a crystal-like substance. The crystal-like substance, which weighed 3.68 grams, tested positive for methamphetamine.
Later that day, deputies said, they received a tip that Horner, who was sentenced to serve weekends in jail, would try to smuggle contraband into the facility when he arrived to serve his weekend sentence. Detention Deputies intercepted Horner in the lobby of the detention center. As deputies were escorting him inside, Deputy P. Baker observed a syringe and a pill, later identified as hydromorphone hydrochloride, clutched in Horner’s closed fist.
Photo shows Tiffany Stover, left, and Chad Horner.
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