Detroit Woman who choked on marijuana in prison smuggling attempt charged

Kenya Latosha Cabel tried to swallow pot balloons before being caught at Cooper Street Correctional Facility

Published On: Jun 29 2012 02:57:07 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 29 2012 03:26:11 PM EDT
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BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. -

A Detroit woman accused of choking on marijuana after being caught smuggling it into a southern Michigan prison has been charged.

MLive.com said 31-year-old Kenya Latosha Cabel was charged Friday with bringing contraband into a prison.

She remains jailed on a $5,000 bond.

Corrections officials say on May 11th Cabel attempted to smuggle marijuana packed inside balloons into the Cooper Street Correctional Facility near Jackson for an inmate housed there.

An officer questioned her after noticing something in the waistline of her pants.

Cabel then tried to swallow the balloons of marijuana and began choking.

She was transported to a medical facility, where detectives waited until the marijuana passed through her system.