Two Summit County women were jailed after a speeding violation led police to savings bonds and illegal drugs.
CANTON Two Summit County women pulled over for speeding down I-77 were jailed after police found one with a purse full of illegal drugs and the other with dozens of savings bonds in her pants and Fentanyl, two syringes and a spoon inside her body, Stark County Jail records show.
Kristina M. Knight, 27, of 2191 Waterbury Dr. in Springfield Township, and Christina M. Smith, 26, of Cuyahoga Falls, were arrested at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday south of the Tuscarawas Street W exit along the southbound lanes of Interstate 77 where police had pulled over a vehicle.
Knight was driving the vehicle, which Canton police stopped for a traffic violation.
The search that followed led police to undisclosed amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, a meth pipe, a heroin syringe and several unidentified prescription pills in Knight's purse, according to jail records.
Police found "hidden inside" Smith's pants 75 savings bonds, each valued at $100 and each containing the name of an elderly man, the jail records show. The jail records also show Smith had a clear plastic bag containing an undisclosed amount of the drug Fentanyl, two heroin syringes and a spoon containing heroin residue inside her vagina.
Each was jailed on charges of felony evidence tampering, aggravated drug possession, possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Knight was charged additionally with heroin possession and cited for speeding, and Smith was charged additionally with receiving stolen property.
Both women remained in the jail early Wednesday, each held in lieu of $51,500 bond pending Canton Municipal Court hearings.
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