Police: Woman with 172 baggies of heroin arrested again

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LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WISH) – A woman who police say had 172 baggies of heroin in her underwear was arrested again on Thursday in Logansport on more heroin-related charges, according to 24-Hour News 8’s partners, The Pharos-Tribune.

Kelly A. Koranda, 36, of Logansport, was arrested, along with two other people, after a 1:30 p.m. traffic stop in the 900 block of High Street. Officers obtained a search warrant to search a residence on Douglas Street where multiple citizen complaints alleged illegal drugs were being dealt.

Koranda faces felony charges of dealing in a narcotic drug over 3 grams within 1,000 feet of a park, possession of a controlled substance over 3 grams within 1,000 feet of a park, maintaining a common nuisance, neglect of a dependent, possession of a Schedule III controlled substance and possession of a syringe.

She was also charged with a Class A misdemeanor of taking a juvenile or endangered adult to a location used for drug sale, manufacture or possession. That charge pertained to a child found at the residence who did not live there, but was staying there over the summer.

Carolyn S. Masiers, 54, was arrested on charges of dealing in a narcotic drug over 3 grams within 1,000 feet of a park, a Class A felony; possession of a controlled substance over 3 grams within 1,000 feet of a park, a Class B felony; maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony; possession of a schedule III controlled substance, a Class D felony; possession of a syringe, a Class D felony; and reckless possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.

Joel M. Bowman, 26, was arrested on Class D felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a Schedule III controlled substance.

Back in April, Koranda was arrested during a traffic stop. At the hospital, a nurse discovered Koranda was hiding 162 baggies of heroin in her underwear. Officials said Koranda later admitted to eating 10 other heroin baggies.

Koranda is in the Cass County Jail with a cash bond of $20,000.

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