Deputies: Two women tried to sneak drugs into prison

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By: Amy Robinson | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 14, 2017

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- Two women are facing charges after deputies say they attempted to sneak drugs into the Franklin County Correctional Facility.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says the investigation began on Saturday when deputies responded to a medical call in the area of Highway 319 and Highway 98 for a report of woman not breathing.

According to arrest documents, the woman, later identified as Maquisia Guyton, was found next to a vehicle, rolling around on the ground and talking in circles.

As EMS secured Guyton, deputies began questioning the woman Guyton was with, Keaira Turner, about what had happened.

Turner said Guyton had told her she was feeling dizzy and needed to pull over. That's when Turner called 911.

Turner reportedly stated that Guyton had taken something but she wasn't sure what it was.

Turner also told deputies at the scene that the two had just come from visiting inmates at the Franklin County prison.

Guyton was rushed by ambulance to Tallahassee Memorial.

Upon further investigation, it was revealed that the women had been attempting to visit inmates at the prison but a K-9 had alerted officers to the presence of drugs on Turner and she was asked to leave.

Guyton was allowed into the prison for visitation but was then pulled out for a vehicle search. Nothing was discovered inside the vehicle.

Officers at the prison confirmed this information to deputies responding to the medical call.

Turner was allowed to leave the scene while deputies began a search of the surrounding area near the vehicle.

During the search, deputies found a bag containing several balloons filled with cocaine and synthetic marijuana.

Turner was later called to the sheriff's office for further questioning and was then taken into custody. Deputies say she admitted to throwing a bag of drugs into the woods before the ambulance arrived at the scene.

Guyton remains in the hospital but deputies say seven warrants are out for her arrest.

Both suspects are facing charges of: possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of contraband at a state correction facility, possession of synthetic marijuana, tampering with physical evidence, introduction of contraband to an inmate, conspiracy to introduce contraband into a correctional facility, and attempted introduction of contraband.


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