FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A woman faces federal drug charges after authorities say she swallowed 68 cocaine pellets before flying from Jamaica to Fort Lauderdale.
Court documents show 30-year-old Venesya Oldacre was arrested Aug. 31 when she arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. There she was interviewed by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents.
The Sun Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1Mdzhdx ) reports Oldacre told agents she planned to go to a Red Roof Inn in Fort Lauderdale and pass the pellets. Once she “delivered” the pellets, she was to receive $3,000. Instead she was taken to a hospital where she excreted pellets containing 1.5 pounds of cocaine.
She’s charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and remains in jail.
Attorney Phillip Horowitz said he had no comment on the case.
Information from: Sun Sentinel , https://www.sun-sentinel.com/
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