Drug Smuggling

A Florida woman is behind bars for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into a state prison.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department identifies the suspect as 27-year-old Tiffany Franklin of Jacksonville.

The Jackson County Drug Task Force and the Inspector General’s Office arrested her following a joint investigation.

Investigators say Franklin allegedly planned to smuggle marijuana into the Jackson Correctional Institution.

Authorities searched the woman's vehicle when she arrived at the prison and found seven ounces of pot hidden in a backpack.

Franklin was booked for delivery of a controlled substance and introduction of contraband into a state prison.