Woman accused of concealing drugs in body cavity

Amanda D. Spencer. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A Crothersville woman has been arrested, after admitting she was hiding drugs in her body.

The incident started at about 12:40 a.m. Friday morning when Columbus police stopped a speeding vehicle at State Road 11 and Jonathan Moore Pike. A police dog alerted to the odor of drugs inside the vehicle and police determined that a passenger, 38-year-old Amanda D. Spencer was in violation of her parole.

Police suspected she was hiding drugs and she was taken to Johnson County Jail to have a body scan done, when she allegedly admitted she was carrying narcotics in a body cavity. A search at Columbus Regional Hospital allegedly discovered she was carrying heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine. .

In addition to the probation violation, she is also being charged with dealing heroin, and possessing heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and a controlled substance.