State Drops Case Of The Seven Stashed Syringes

Woman, 35, removed items from body cavity

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Syringe Case Dropped

JUNE 6--Prosecutors have dropped charges against the Florida Woman who had seven syringes stashed in her vagina when she was booked last month into a county jail, according to a court filing.

In a June 3 notice, the State Attorney’s Office informed the court that, after an investigation, “the facts and circumstances revealed do not warrant prosecution at this time” of Jaymie Wescott, a 35-year-old St. Petersburg resident.

The filing offers no explanation for why prosecutors chose not to pursue a pair of charges against Wescott, who was busted May 7 for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, and introducing contraband into a penal institution, a felony.

A prosecutor told TSG that the two charges against Wescott were dismissed due to concerns about “search and seizure issues.” Wescott’s attorney did not respond to messages seeking comment about the case. A third count--a misdemeanor resisting charge--remains pending against Wescott, according to an online court docket.

Seen above, Wescott was arrested after allegedly causing a disturbance at a Burger King. Witnesses told cops that Wescott was “snarling and yelling at staff” and ignored employee demands that she leave the restaurant.

Officers reported detecting “several indicators of narcotics usage” on Wescott’s part, according to an arrest affidavit. During a pat down, Wescott reportedly “pulled away” as an officer felt “something hard in her vagina area.” Though she refused to identify the item, Wescott, cops say, “spontaneously uttered she ‘fucked up.’”

Despite repeated warnings that she would face additional charges if she entered the Pinellas County jail with contraband, Wescott refused to say what was inside her body. However, upon entering the lockup, she relented and “removed 7 syringes from her vagina.”

Police reported that the syringes contained a “clear substance,” but the arrest report did not identify the liquid.

Wescott, whose rap sheet includes convictions for methamphetamine possession, DUI, and leaving the scene of an accident, has pleaded not guilty to the remaining resisting charge. (2 pages)