Forum staff reports, Published March 11 2014
West Fargo woman pleads guilty to felony drug chargeFARGO – A woman has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia in a case in which Fargo police found a broken drug pipe in her vagina.
Jeana Smart, 26, of West Fargo was ordered Monday to serve 18 months of supervised probation and to receive a chemical dependency assessment and follow through with any recommendations.
In the same hearing, Smart was sentenced in two unrelated misdemeanor cases that each involved a count of marijuana possession and count of possession of drug paraphernalia. The penalties for those misdemeanor charges were concurrent with the felony case. In all three cases, she received a deferred imposition of sentence, which means that if she stays out of trouble while on probation, her convictions will be wiped from her record.
According to court papers, Smart was driving a car that rear-ended another vehicle on Dec. 1 in the 3500 block of Main Avenue. Because she was wanted on drug charges, police arrested her and placed her in a squad car, court papers said.
As Smart left the squad car, a police officer noticed blood on the back seat, and she reportedly told the officer she was menstruating. In the jail’s booking area, blood kept dripping down her legs and onto the floor, authorities said.
A search revealed that Smart had a broken glass methamphetamine or crack pipe and a capped syringe in her vagina. She was taken to Essentia Health’s emergency room, where medical staff removed more broken glass, authorities said.