ALBANY -- Authorities say 38-year-old Andrea Amanatides of Albany was waiting in an Albany County Jail holding cell, when a pill fell onto the floor. Video shows her adjusting herself, but then more pills fall. She tries to kick them out of the way.
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says the pills came from a condom that Amanatides had hidden inside her. Authorities say the woman was waiting to be processed after she was sentenced to jail for a probation violation.
She allegedly had four bags of heroin and more than 250 prescription pills hidden in a condom inside her.
"This is a person that's familiar with the operation of the facility. This is a person who knows also the inner workings of the facility as far as the inmates go, so she knows if she has these pills, it gives her bartering power," said Sheriff Apple.