Mom Smuggles Heroin In Child's Baby Formula (Photos)

| by Sheena Vasani

A mother reportedly tried to smuggle $50,000 worth of heroin into the U.S. on Sept. 13 by hiding the drugs in her 2-year-old son's baby formula.

Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales, Arizona, arrested the 31-year-old woman and handed her son over to a relative, KGUN reports.

The baby formula container hid almost 3 pounds of heroin, The Arizona Republic reports.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations is now directly dealing with the woman. It is not clear what charges the woman will face.

It's not the first unusual drug-related arrest to occur in recent months, York Dispatch reports.

Hugh A. Lloyd II, 48, is a part owner in Baublitz Commercial Airport in Brogue, Pennsylvania, and lives on airport property. But that didn't stop police from arresting even him for allegedly selling cocaine and marijuana plants to undercover police officers.

Authorities say they purchased 153 marijuana seedlings from the man in July.

"The investigation determined that Lloyd planted his marijuana seedlings at night in agricultural fields in rural, southern York County," said Kyle King, spokesman for the York County District Attorney's Office. "During surveillance activities by [York County Drug Task Force] officers, Lloyd was followed from his residence to area cornfields where he was observed planting the seedlings."

Lloyd reportedly even admitted to police officers he had been growing pot in the area for 20 years. He allegedly confided he was aiming to use the money to partially fund a used car dealership with an associate.

Lloyd's attorney, George Margetas, say these confessions were made under duress and are not true.

"He was being interrogated for up to 14 hours, so any statements made by my client ... were either under duress, coerced or made in fear," he said. "He was not selling drugs to anyone. But he would've said just about anything at that point to go home."

Authorities seized Lloyd's one-seater helicopter, truck and drone.

"He flies his helicopter recreationally," the lawyer added. "It has nothing to do with any kind of grow operation ... This (seizure) is a big money grab for [authorities]."

Lloyd is currently free on $25,000 bail.

Sources: KGUN, The Arizona Republic, York Dispatch / Photo credit: Customs and Border Protection via KGUN

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