Woman who turned herself in to Alabama jail had 173 pills inside a Pop-Tart bag removed from 'a body cavity' http://i.***************/i/pix/2016/08/05/17/36E8635C00000578-3725717-Heather_Rice_pictured_was_found_with_173_pills_in_a_body_cavity_-a-25_1470414451418.jpg Heather Rice (pictured) was found with 173 pills in 'a body cavity' A woman who turned herself in to an Alabama jail for violating parole hid 173 pills in 'a body cavity', authorities said. Heather Leanne Rice, 32, appeared to be under the influence when she told a supervisor at the Limestone County Jail that she 'made sure she had enough [drugs] to last until her court date', authorities said. Rice was taken to the hospital, where a nurse removed a Pop-Tart bag filled with 32 Xanax, 80 Ambien and 61 Buprenorphine pills, which are often used to treat opiod addictions. Rice was arrested last month for allegedly stealing $10,307 worth of goods from Wal-mart with her boyfriend Michael Lee Leopard, authorities said. She turned herself in on a probation violation warrant, but staff members soon became suspicious that she was under the influence, Athens Sheriff's Office spokesman Stephen Young said. Rice told a jail supervisor 'she knew beforehand that she would be coming to jail, so she made sure she had enough [drugs] to last until her court date,' Young added. http://i.***************/i/pix/2016/08/05/17/36E8635800000578-3725717-image-a-22_1470414397728.jpg +1 Rice turned herself in to Limestone County Jail and alluded to having enough drugs to last until her court date. After a search warrant was obtained, she was taken to hospital where 32 Xanax, 80 Ambien and 61 Buprenorphine pills were removed from a Pop Tart bag in her body When it was unclear where she was keeping the drugs, investigators obtained a search warrant and Rice was sent to the Athens Limestone Hospital. A nurse removed the Pop Tart bag from a 'body cavity', and Rice now faces additional charges of promoting prison contraband and possession of a controlled substance. http://i.***************/i/pix/2016/08/05/17/36E8636400000578-3725717-Michael_Leopard_worked_as_a_cashier_at_Wal_mart_and_was_also_cha-a-26_1470414564161.jpg Michael Leopard worked as a cashier at Wal-mart and was also charged with first degree theft Lee would select items at Walmart and take them to the checkout line where Leopard worked as a cashier. He would pretend to scan the items, but instead handed her a blank receipt, Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said. Rice would then sell the goods on Facebook, according to an arrest affidavit cited by the Decateur Daily. About $2,400 worth of stolen items were recovered by the police. Both Rice and Leopard were both charged with first-degree theft in July and face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.