Jail strip search yields meth pipe in underwear of Independence County woman


An Independence County woman was charged Friday with two felonies and a misdemeanor after she was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Independence County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Jordan Turner stopped a suspicious vehicle after it pulled into the driveway of a residence where he knew it didn’t belong.

During an investigation, a backseat passenger, Shaun Michael Templin (pictured, right), 25, was taken into custody after Turner found Templin had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

While searching the vehicle, Turner found a backpack owned by the front seat passenger, Caila Lee Ann Rhodes (pictured, left), 21. A search of the backpack found it contained an item of drug paraphernalia.

Rhodes was taken into custody and to the Independence County Detention Facility. A customary strip search of Rhodes by a jail matron found a meth smoking pipe hidden in her underwear, according to authorities.

Rhodes is being charged with two felonies: possession of drug paraphernalia and furnishing prohibited articles into a jail. She is also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Images: Independence County Sheriff’s Department

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