Jackson Center Woman Charged With Smuggling Drugs Into Mercer County Jail

May 29, 2013
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A Jackson Center-area woman faces charges after she was accused of smuggling drugs – inside her body – into the Mercer County Jail.

Jail officials claim that 24 year-old Ashley Mazzo smuggled an opiate dependency drug into the jail last month, and distributed it to at least five female inmates.

Mazzo was reportedly injured by the manner in which she allegedly carried the drugs inside her.  She is charged with the illegal possession of the drug, solicitation to commit possession of the drug, and criminal use of a prison telephone.

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