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Florida woman was yelling in a Burger King bathroom. Could be because of what cops found

Jeymie Janager Wescott’s booking photo on May 7, 2019, at Pinellas County Jail.
Jeymie Janager Wescott’s booking photo on May 7, 2019, at Pinellas County Jail. Pinellas County Sheriff's Department

Deputies in a Largo, Florida, Burger King were called to the restaurant’s restroom when they received a report of a woman “snarling and yelling.”

The St. Petersburg woman was in a pinch.

According to a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit, Jeymie Janager Wescott, 35, had seven syringes inside her vagina on Tuesday when she caused a commotion in the fast food joint whose slogan once was “Have It Your Way.”

Deputies said Wescott “showed several indicators of narcotics usage” when they found a whopper of a stash inside her person.

According to the report, Wescott consented to a search but when a deputy “felt something hard” on the right side of her groin area, she uttered an expletive.

At that point, deputies say Wescott wouldn’t tell them what she had in there.

The officers then took her into custody and warned her she could face additional charges if she brought contraband into a jail, according to the affidavit.

Didn’t sway her, deputies said.

Once at Pinellas County Jail, Wescott removed seven syringes from her vagina in front of four officers. They said the syringes “had a clear substance inside.”

Wescott was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer without violence. And since deputies say she brought drugs into the jail, she was also charged with the introduction and possession of contraband in a county detention facility.

The latter charge carried a $5,000 bail. The other two charges totaled $300. Wescott was released on Wednesday.

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Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.
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