Lansing, Kansas prison worker charged with smuggling drugs in girdle

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LANSING, Kan. — A woman accused of taping drugs inside her girdle and sneaking them into the prison where she works is now set to go to trial.

Jacqueline Doty, 59, faces seven charges for allegedly bringing illegal narcotics into the Lansing Correctional Facility, where she worked as a contractor for a company that educated inmates.

Jacqueline Doty

Jacqueline Doty

According to court documents, last June Doty was strip-searched by a special security team who found three packages tucked into a girdle, wrapped under tape and an ACE bandage. The packages allegedly contained marijuana, methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

She also faces charges of trafficking contraband and using a cellular phone as a device to do a drug transaction.

“We take any case seriously, including anything that happens in the correctional facility, where people are there to be punished by law," said Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson.

FOX 4 attempted to reach Doty's employer by phone, but the call has not been returned. The Leavenworth County Jail confirms Doty is on release status. Her trial is set for early November.