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Police allegedly discover drugs, contraband on BCP inmate

Search revealed meth, marijuana; preliminary hearing set for today

Police charged a Blair County Prison inmate Thursday for possessing drug-related contraband while detained, Blair County court documents stated.

Crystal L. Horne, 35, was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner after corrections officers allegedly discovered contraband hidden in Horne’s dentures and genitals on Jan. 14, according to court documents.

Horne and her cellmate, Kimberly Singer, were reportedly acting strangely Jan. 14 — a day after they both entered the prison — prompting prison staff to send them for a medical evaluation, police reported.

In the meantime, corrections officers searched Horne’s cell and allegedly discovered several fragments of potential drug paraphernalia and packaging, court documents stated.

During a search of the women, corrections officers allegedly discovered several plastic bags containing meth and marijuana in Horne’s genital areas as well as a piece of folded, white paper in her dentures, police reported.

A search of Singer’s person yielded no contraband, a criminal complaint stated.

Both Horne and Singer tested positive for several controlled substances, court documents stated.

While no additional charges were filed against Singer, Horne was charged with several counts of contraband and possession of controlled substances, court documents stated.

Horne’s cash bail was set at $75,000, and court documents stated she is still detained at the prison. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for today with Judge Aigner.

Mirror Staff Writer Ike Fredregill is at 814-946-7458.

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