Woman held on drug charges
December 21, 2012
Bail was reduced to $10,000 Friday for a 56-year-old Markleeville woman who was charged with smuggling methamphetamine into Douglas County Jail in a body cavity.
Adelina Osorio was charged with possession of a controlled substance by an incarcerated prisoner, possession of controlled substance for sale, driving under the influence and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Osorio’s vehicle was stopped just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday when an officer noticed a burned out rear license plate light.
A Douglas drug-detecting dog alerted to the presence of narcotics, and Osorio gave deputies permission to search her vehicle. Officers found a black case with drug paraphernalia and a substance consistent with methamphetamine.
While booking Osorio at the jail, deputies opened a wallet and found a small bag with a substance consistent with methamphetamine and a white tube.
At the jail, Osorio asked to use the bathroom, according to reports. She denied having any controlled substance on her body.
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A female deputy was summoned to the jail to complete a search of Osorio before she was allowed to use the bathroom.
The deputy recovered a small clear plastic bag with a white substance consistent with methamphetamine.
Osorio appeared Friday in East Fork Justice Court where Judge Tom Perkins appointed Tod Young to represent her.
She said she worked as a caregiver for two elderly women and two disabled men.
Perkins set her next hearing for Dec. 26.