Clearwater, Fla.-(970 WFLA)-Pinellas deputies have stopped a conspiracy to smuggle drugs into the county jail with the arrest of a Trinity woman and two inmates.
Investigators say 29 year-old Kaitlyn Pergola was concealing suboxone strips behind stamps on envelopes and mailing them to her boyfriend, 30 year-old David Gavin. Gavin's cell mate, 30 year-old Jermonte Rushing, was also getting the drugs in the mail.
Deputies says the suboxone is like "heroin in a breath strip." The opiate is used by doctors to help people kick the heroin habit.
Deputies got suspicious after Gavin asked deputies and jail employees to help him get his mail as he was being sent to another jail. That's when mail room clerks found the drug on small pieces of orange paper behind the stamps.
Detectives say Gavin and Rushing were selling the drugs to other inmates for $20 dollars a stamp.