Alaska State Troopers reported that a 42-year-old Kodiak woman had been arrested on numerous charges of misconduct involving a controlled substance when investigators discovered she was concealing $24,000 worth of heroin and $2,500 worth of methamphetamines inside her body as she tried to board a plane from Anchorage to Kodiak.
Investigators with the Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team contacted Tamra M. Jones at the Anchorage airport Saturday “as part of a long term narcotics investigation,” troopers wrote in an online dispatch. After contacting Jones, investigators obtained a search warrant and took her to a local hospital, where a scan was performed and “revealed that Jones was concealing in her body a balloon with smaller items inside it,” troopers said.
“Jones voluntarily removed the item which was turned over to law enforcement.”
Troopers said the balloon contained more than 24 grams of heroin and more than 8 grams of methamphetamine, and alleged the drugs were intended for sale in Kodiak.
Jones was taken to the Anchorage Jail, where her bail conditions were set at $25,000 and supervision by a third-party custodian.