A Hollywood woman was arrested on a cocaine trafficking charge after she admitted during a security search at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport that she was holding cocaine in her vagina, according to an arrest affidavit.
During a secondary search, authorities said, Ferguson admitted to a Customs and Border Protection officer that she had a package inside her vagina.
Once in custody, Ferguson voluntarily removed the package, which tested positive for cocaine, the affidavit said. The cocaine totaled 175 grams, or about six ounces.
In a bond court appearance on Monday, Judge John “Jay” Hurley said the allegations against Ferguson make it appear as if she was working as a “drug mule, for lack of a better term.”
So-called drug mules are employed by drug traffickers to transport narcotics.
Ferguson was taken to a hospital for further medical attention before she was booked into the Broward Main Jail.
She was released on a $15,000 bond, jail records show.