Nadine Carroll was arrested for smuggling contraband into jail after she allegedly mailed a drugs-filled package to her daughter's Florida prison

By Chris Harris
October 17, 2016 01:31 PM

A 55-year-old Florida mother is now held in the same prison as her daughter, having allegedly tried to smuggle her drugs in the mail, PEOPLE confirms.

Nadine Carroll was arrested on Thursday for smuggling contraband into jail after she allegedly mailed a narcotics-filled package to her daughter’s Florida prison, the Monroe County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Carroll’s daughter, Shannon Carroll, was earlier arrested on cocaine possession and driving with a suspended license charges, according to the statement.

She has been imprisoned since Sept. 15 at the Stock Island Detention Center in Key West, Florida, according to the statement. Nadine was transferred there after her arrest.

Authorities said in the statement that a Stock Island deputy was sorting through items of incoming mail when he came across an envelope addressed to Shannon that was mailed in late September.

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The deputy noticed a strong chemical smell coming from the envelope, so he opened it, according to the statement. Inside, he allegedly found a substance that was later determined to be Buprenorphine, a synthetic opioid.

Court records do not indicate if Nadine or Shannon have retained lawyers.

It was not immediately clear if either woman has appeared in court or entered pleas to their charges.