Police: Woman hid heroin in body cavity

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
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HAZLETON — City police arrested a woman from Jim Thorpe on charges she concealed heroin in a body cavity.

Police said they investigated a report of a woman caring for a baby using drugs inside a restroom at a fast food restaurant on South Church Street on Monday.

An officer entered the restaurant and spotted Katelyn Anne Roth, 29, exiting a restroom while holding a baby.

According to the criminal complaint:

Police said Roth matched the description of the woman with a baby using drugs in the restroom.

After Roth was detained, police searched her purse finding a syringe.

Roth was transported to city police headquarters where she was searched, allegedly revealing two bundles of heroin hidden in a body cavity. One bundle is 10 heroin packets.

Roth allegedly told police she brought the baby to Hazleton to buy heroin from a man in the northwest section of Hazleton and hiding the drugs in a body cavity.

Police said a child case worker from Carbon County Children & Youth Services took protective custody of the baby.

Roth was arraigned by District Judge David Barilla in Luzerne County Central Court on charges of endangering the welfare of children, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was jailed at the county correctional facility for lack of $10,000 bail.


By Ed Lewis

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