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Published On: Sun, May 12th, 2013

Ashley Harper, Pittsburgh woman, arrested after smuggling heroin into a court room, hid from police on the roof

A Pittsburgh woman was arrest Friday after police found her hiding on a roof.

Ashley Harper was found with 30 bags of stamped heroin entering family court for a drug screen, police say.

Ashley Nicole Harper

Ashley Nicole Harper

Court guards discovered the drugs as she went through the metal detector entering family court and police arrived as Harper’s home to perform a search.

When she turned over the cigarettes, guards noticed a small bundle of suspected heroin in the pack, and she ran from the building.

Police eventually found Harper on the second floor roof, attempting to evade the authorities.

She was arrested without incident on charges of drug possession and possession with intent to deliver.

Harper is currently in the Allegheny County Jail.

It is not known whether or not she’s also a heroin user who may need heroin addiction treatment eventually.

In New Jersey last week, a woman was arrested as authorities discovered 333 packets of heroin stuffed in her bra.

Troopers also found drug paraphernalia hidden elsewhere in the vehicle, reports NJ.com.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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    Lock the bitch up and throw away the key.

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