Women used drugs in bathroom of Marion County Jail, deputies say

Casey West, Ayla Tillande arrested on drug charges

Published On: Apr 10 2013 03:33:03 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 10 2013 03:35:32 PM EDT
Women used drugs in bathroom of Marion County Jail, deputies say
OCALA, Fla. -

Two women were arrested on suspicion of using drugs in the bathroom at the Marion County Jail visitation center.

Casey West, 25, and Ayla Tillander, 27 were visiting Tillander's boyfriend, Brenton Howard, on Wednesday when they were found using the drug Dilaudid in the women's restroom, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

When Marion County deputies interviewed West, she referred to Tillander and herself as "IV drug users" and said they had shot up Dilaudad recently. Deputies searched their vehicle and found syringes and 8 grams of Dilaudad pills, the Sheriff's Office said. Drugs and spoons with white residue on them were also found in West's purse, deputies said.

They face charges of possession of a controlled substance without prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia.