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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Flour in condoms sent her to prison

A college student spent 3 weeks in jail after a field test said she was carrying drugs. She filed a lawsuit.

By John Shiffman
Inquirer Staff Writer, PA

She was a freshman on an academic scholarship at Bryn Mawr College, preparing to fly home to California for Christmas, sleep-deprived, with questions from a calculus exam still racing through her head.

In the space of a few hours on Dec. 21, 2003, Janet Lee landed in a Philadelphia jail cell, where she would remain for three weeks, held on $500,000 bail and facing 20 years in prison on drug charges.

All over flour found in her luggage.


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