Official: Mom jailed with daughter after mailing drug to her

((Monroe County Sheriff's Office)
((Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a mother who mailed drugs to her incarcerated daughter is now an inmate in the same Florida jail.

Monroe County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Becky Herrin said in a news release that a deputy at the jail near Key West found the envelope and noticed it had a chemical smell. He opened the envelope and saw a substance inside.

An incident report says the substance turned out to be Buprenorphine, a synthetic opioid. Deputies arrested 55-year-old Nadine Carroll on Thursday.

Now Carroll is in the same jail as daughter Shannon Carroll.

Records show Shannon Carroll was arrested Sept. 15 on charges of driving with a suspended license and possession of cocaine.

Nadine Carroll is charged with smuggling contraband into jail. Records don’t indicate whether they’ve hired lawyers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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