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Spicer woman arraigned on more drug charges

WILLMAR -- Trisha Mae Schrupp, 27, was arraigned on three more drug-related charges Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court. The charges stem from the rural Spicer woman bringing methamphetamine inside her body into the county jail.

WILLMAR -- Trisha Mae Schrupp, 27, was arraigned on three more drug-related charges Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court. The charges stem from the rural Spicer woman bringing methamphetamine inside her body into the county jail.

The charges include a first-degree drug sale felony for 10 or more grams of cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine, and two felony charges for bringing contraband into a prison or hospital. Unconditional bail was set at $75,000.

In addition, Judge Donald M. Spilseth ordered that Kandiyohi County Jail officials transport Schrupp to Rice Me-morial Hospital for a full and complete body cavity examination and search by medical professionals.

The order was granted in response to an emergency motion filed by the county attorney's office.

According to the emergency motion signed by Connie Crowell, first assistant county attorney, Schrupp was arrested and brought to the jail on Oct. 24. She was "extremely uncooperative, paranoid, displayed an accelerated heart rate and showed signs and symptoms associated with the use of methamphetamine."

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Jail administration had Schrupp transported to Rice on Tuesday morning, where she was examined by hospital staff. Medical personnel removed a portion of a grocery shopping bag from the lower portion of her vagina. The contents of the bag tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 10.4 grams.

At that time, the hospital staff discontinued any further search. However, prosecutors wanted the full-body cavity search because law enforcement officials have knowledge that Schrupp and Omar Ernesto Soria had possession of five ounces of methamphetamine. CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents located 47 grams of meth, about 1Β½ ounces, in an Oct. 24 search of a home shared by Schrupp and Soria. The discovery of the 10 grams that was inside Schrupp leaves about two ounces of meth unaccounted for, the motion says.

In addition, jail officials notified the county attorney's office Wednesday morning that Schrupp was continuing her uncooperative behavior and was continuing to show signs of meth use.

Schrupp as arraigned Monday on three felony fourth-degree drug sale charges. Soria, 33, was arraigned Friday on three felony first-degree drug sale charges.

Schrupp's next court appearance on the charges filed Wednesday is Monday.

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