Two attempt to smuggle contraband into Hernando Jail

On Friday, deputies made arrests in two separate instances of persons attempting to introduce contraband into the Hernando County Detention Center.

While conducting a strip search incident to arrest of inmate Tiffany Stover, detention deputies observed an item ShowThumbprotruding from the inmate’s groin area. After lengthy instruction, Inmate Stover retrieved the item from her person and handed it to Deputy R. Stimpson. The item that was produced was a clear container containing a crystal-like substance. The crystal-like substance weighed 3.68 grams and did test positive for methamphetamine.

Inmate Stover was charged with Introduction of Contraband. Her bond for the charge was set at $5,000.

Later in the day, an inmate who was sentenced to serve weekends only also attempted to introduce contraband.

Intelligence was received that inmate Chad Horner, would be attempting to smuggle contraband into the facility ShowThumb (1)when he arrived to serve his weekend sentence. Detention Deputies staged in the lobby of the Detention Center to intercept Horner upon his arrival. As Inmate Horner was being escorted into the facility, Deputy P. Baker observed a syringe and a pill, later identified as Hydromorphone Hydrochloride, clutched in Horner’s closed fist. Deputy Baker took the contraband away from Horner.

Inmate Horner was charged with Introduction of Contraband. His bond was set at $2,000

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