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Kentucky Houdini's Handcuff Feat

Woman snorted drug retrieved from body cavity

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Kentucky Houdini

AUGUST 5--While handcuffed behind her back in the rear of a Kentucky squad car, a suspect removed a bag of narcotics from her vagina and snorted the white powder inside, according to police who arrested the woman on drug possession and other charges.

Responding to a report about an intoxicated couple preparing to drive a car, cops in Winchester, a city 20 miles east of Lexington, encountered Kathryn Ahlers, 28, and her boyfriend outside a vehicle on Main Street around 11:30 PM Friday.

According to a court citation, Ahlers was attempting to remove her toddler from a car seat, but was unsteady on her feet. Ahlers, whose speech was slurred, told police that she and her companion became lost en route to Cincinnati from Lexington.

Cops noted that Ahlers had no food for the child, whose diaper and unfastened car seat were “saturated with urine.”

Upon determining that Ahlers’s 17-month-old son could not be properly cared for since his mother was “manifestly under the influence and a danger to herself and others,” a Winchester Police Department officer arrested Ahlers around 2 AM Saturday and placed her in his cruiser.

Pictured above, Ahlers was handcuffed behind her back when she somehow “pulled a clear plastic baggie from her vagina cavity” and “dumped some white substance on the seat.” Ahlers then “began to inhale it through her nose.”

Ahlers was subsequently removed from the cop car, but not before she "again hid the drug." Warned that she would face an additional charge if found in possession of narcotics inside the local jail, Ahlers “then revealed the substance from between her legs.”

Ahlers was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, public intoxication, tampering with physical evidence, and possession of a controlled substance. The citation does not specify what drug was possessed by Ahlers, who is scheduled today for arraignment in District Court. (1 page)