Police: Woman Claims Pill Hidden In Shirt Pocket Was Her Nipple
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DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – When local authorities asked a woman during a traffic stop about a small object in her chest pocket, the woman attempted to fool police by telling them that it was her nipple.
Police in Delray Beach first encountered the woman, 21-year-old Tiana Nicole Calandro, when they pulled over her Dodge Challenger on Tuesday afternoon.
When authorities approached, they reportedly heard Calandro say that she had been in the area “to buy narcotics, but hadn’t had any success,” according to an arrest report obtained by the Florida Sun-Sentinel.
As one sergeant investigated further, the other noticed the outline of a small, round object located in Calandro’s t-shirt pocket.
“It’s my nipple,” the Bloomfield, N.J., native told police when asked about it.
The officer indicated in his report that he, “advised her [he] knew what a nipple looked like and that wasn’t a nipple.”
Calandro then quickly swallowed the pill, even after officers “attempted to … remove it [from her person] with negative results.”
The pill, Calandro informed authorities, was hydromorphone, which the Sun-Sentinel learned is an opioid narcotic usually prescribed as a pain-killer.
Calandro was arrested, and faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and tampering with or destroying evidence. She was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, where she reportedly remained Wednesday in lieu of a $3,000 bond.