Woman caught with 47 heroin balloons in her body
by Allison Manning • May 7, 2011
A Huron County woman stashed 47 balloons of heroin in her vagina after a quick drug deal in Columbus on Thursday, the Delaware County sheriff said yesterday.
A Delaware County deputy received a tip that Tiffany Giummo, 20, of Willard, would be traveling to Columbus to buy heroin, Delaware County Sheriff Walter L. Davis III said in a news release.
The deputy saw Giummo get into another vehicle about 4:25 p.m. Thursday, briefly drive around the block, then get back in her Dodge Durango.
The driver of the second vehicle told the deputy that he was a confidential informant for Huron County in northern Ohio and that Giummo had 47 balloons of heroin hidden inside her body.
Giummo was stopped on I-71 near Sunbury by the deputy as she was heading north. She admitted that she had heroin inside her body and said she would retrieve it, according to the release.
About 4.23 grams of heroin were seized, worth about $850. The Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation will determine the official weight of the drug. Drug dealers often use balloons to package small amounts of heroin.
Giummo, who faces a felony charge of possession of drugs, is being held at the Delaware County jail.