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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

A Donora woman allegedly told police her drug supplier told her to hide several bags of suspected heroin inside her body.

Monessen police arrested Miriam Kinds, 37, of 732 Thompson Ave., about 7:35 a.m. Tuesday after she was allegedly seen carrying cash going into a house in the 1000 block of Rostraver Street. The area is known for high drug activity, according to the criminal complaint.

Police stopped Kinds as she was allegedly leaving the house. She reportedly told police she was visiting her new boyfriend. Kinds then allegedly gave them permission to search her and her purse, but police found nothing, the complaint states. The alleged boyfriend has not been charged.

Kinds was taken to the police station where she allegedly admitted she bought one bag of heroin from her boyfriend. She said the man told her to put the suspected drugs in her body cavity because “people have been caught buying drugs there,” according to the complaint.

A female officer searched Kinds and found four packets of suspected heroin inside her body cavity.

Kinds is charged with possession of a controlled substance and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kinds was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Joseph Dalfonso in Monessen and released on $5,000 unsecured bond.

She faces a preliminary hearing before Dalfonso 9 a.m. Sept. 5.

Stacy Wolford is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-684-2640 or at

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