Keys woman accused of teaching children how to wrap medicine

Florida Keys detectives say a Key Largo woman arrested after a search warrant Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, taught several children how to package narcotics to sell.

Florida Keys detectives say a Key Largo woman arrested after a search warrant Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, taught several children how to package narcotics to sell.

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Monroe County sheriff’s deputies said a Florida Keys woman arrested Friday afternoon for drug trafficking also taught children how to package narcotics for sale.

Stephanie Marie Smith, 30, was arrested with Antwan Fuller, 32, at the oceanfront townhouse 106 Key Largo where they are both listed as residents in their booking photos.

They were both arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and drug paraphernalia. Smith also faces charges of delinquency against a minor, allowing an unauthorized person to operate a motor vehicle and child abuse.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit say Smith not only taught several children how to pack drugs, but she also provided them with tobacco and narcotics, smoked marijuana in front of them, and allowed to drive his car when they did not have a licence.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Adam Linhardt said detectives serving a search warrant for the townhouse found a small amount of cocaine, 2.5 ounces of marijuana, marijuana edibles and “several pieces of drug paraphernalia including a digital scale, pipes, [marijuana] grinders and bags commonly used to package narcotics for sale.

On Friday evening, Smith and Fuller were in the county jail. Information about Fuller’s obligations was not immediately known. Smith was being held on $90,000 bond.

David Goodhue covers the Florida Keys and South Florida for FLKeysNews.com and the Miami Herald. Prior to joining the Herald, he covered Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy in Washington, DC. He graduated from the University of Delaware.

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