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Woman Takes Plea Deal After Trying to Smuggle Drugs Into Prison in Pop Tarts Box

Linda Whitlatch (WHO-HD)

POLK COUNTY, Iowa — An Iowa woman is being held in the Polk County Jail after she pleaded guilty for trying to smuggle meth into a prison in a Pop Tart box.

According to a criminal complaint, 30-year-old Linda Whitlatch attempted to leave the box that contained “more than five grams” of methamphetamine in a garbage can at the Clarinda Correctional Facility back in August.

The complaint says it was her intent to deliver it to an inmate.

She entered a guilty plea last week to conspire to deliver methamphetamine, furnishing a controlled substance at a detention facility, and failure to affix drug tax stamp.

According to her plea deal, she could spend up to 15 years in prison.