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Jefferson County inmate hid drugs in her pants, police say

Kimberly Ethier/Jefferson County Jail

An inmate at the Jefferson County jail is facing additional charges this week, after police say she smuggled drugs into custody using her pants.

Kimberly Ethier, 50, of Fairfield, was arrested for Burglary last month.

Online court records show during that time, Ethier was extremely disruptive and appeared to be under the influence of drugs. Officers placed Ethier in a detox cell, where she was later found in possession of the prescription drug, Clonazepam, also known as Klonopin.

Investigators reviewed surveillance footage at the jail, which shows Ethier reaching down her pants to retrieve the pills. Police say she did not have a prescription for that particular drug.

Fairfield police officers served a warrant for Ethier's arrest last week. Ethier is now charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Contraband in a Correctional Institution. She is still in custody at the Jefferson County jail on a $10,000 bond.

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