Woman, 37, pleads guilty to drug charge She tried to smuggle heroin to jailed boyfriend

June 06, 1996|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A northern Baltimore County woman who was charged with trying to smuggle heroin to her boyfriend in the Carroll County Detention Center last year pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of possession with intent to distribute the drug, court records showed.

Debra Ann Minnick-Monroe, 37, of Hunt Valley will be sentenced Aug. 14.

In exchange for her plea, prosecutors agreed to request a sentence of 10 years without parole.

Court papers showed that a jail trusty told deputies that a prisoner's girlfriend, "Debbie," was going to deliver heroin to her boyfriend March 8, 1995. The trusty said she drove a blue Chevrolet Nova.

Deputies watched for the woman, later identified as Minnick-Monroe, stopped her outside the county jail and found 3.6 grams of heroin in a bag under the seat of her car, according to court records.

Deputies said the heroin was packaged with cigarettes, a lighter and condoms, all considered contraband at the jail.

The plan called for the woman to give the drugs to the trusty near a trash bin on the parking lot outside the jail. The trusty, in turn, was to make the delivery to the inmate.

The woman was to be paid when she went into the jail to visit the boyfriend, deputies said.

Pub Date: 6/06/96

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