2 Holland Women Charged For Allegedly Smuggling Opioids To Jail
It amazes me how the criminal mind works but one Holland woman thought she could mail opioids to another Holland woman who is currently in jail.
Opioids in Michigan
In the state of Michigan, opioids include both illegal drugs, such as heroin, and prescription pain medicine like oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, methadone, and codeine.
To give you an idea of just how severe the opioid problem is in Michigan, In 2018, there were more deaths from drug overdoses than car accidents.
Fast forward to 2021, nearly 3,100 died of an overdose and that was triple the number of traffic fatalities in the state proving the problem, and the number of deaths continues to grow exponentially in Michigan.
Opioid use in Michigan has grown 10 times fold since 2000 and continues to skyrocket as one of the state's biggest drug problems and senseless loss of human life.
With this many Michiganders dying from opioids you would think the number of deaths would reverse since almost everyone knows someone or has a family member, or friend who has lost their life to the drug.
Maybe its because most opioids are prescribed whether or not they are obtained illegally that people feel they are safe because a doctor signs off on them for an actual patient who needs them for pain.
2 Holland Women Charged for Allegedly Smuggling Opioids Into the County Jail
Two Holland women are experiencing smugglers' blues after being charged for allegedly trying to smuggle opioids into the Ottawa County jail.
According to WOOD, 36-year-old Marsha Bell mailed two packages containing opioids to 32-year-old Monique Molina who currently resides in the Ottawa County Jail. Guards at the jail incepted the packages in April and May of this year so none of the drugs made it to the inmates. Bell and Molina are both four-time habitual offenders and have been charged with attempting to deliver a controlled substance to a prisoner.