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Woman involved in jail pill scandal in trouble again

Emil Whitis • Jun 13, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Huron County deputies turned up two wanted Norwalk women and 17 balloons of heroin Monday at the intersection of Ohio 224 and Ohio 13 during a pre-planned traffic stop.

Carla Reed, 29, and Amy Lykins, 29, were charged with possession of heroin and violation of probation. Lykins was also charged with tampering with evidence.

At about 9 p.m. deputies assisted by Monroeville police pulled over a vehicle they’d been following for a long time.

“We’d been investigating them for trafficking for quite a while,” Huron County sheriff’s Det. Bill Duncan said. “We suspected they’d been bringing heroin up from Columbus.”

When deputies walked up they noticed something was wrong with Lykins’ speech. Soon after she spit out 16 balloons of heroin — another was found in the passenger’s seat. Deputies also discovered several syringes and burnt spoons in the car along with Hydrocodone and Percocet pills.

Duncan said Lykins was on probation for a heroin-related offense at the time of the stop.

He said she was one of 10 inmates in the Huron County jail when inmate Jesika Skelton, 20, overdosed on prescription pills in March.

Lykins was being held at the Huron County Jail Tuesday on $10,000 bond while Reed’s bond was set at $5,000.

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