Ocala drug suspect admits to hiding needles inside her body

Kayla Amber Osman

An Ocala woman who was being taken to jail on drug charges told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy she was carrying syringes inside a female body cavity.

Kayla Amber Osman, 28, of 9656 NW 30th Ave., was diverted to AdventHealth TimberRidge ER, where the on-duty doctor removed five empty needles from inside her. She was then taken to the Marion County Jail, where she’s being held on $12,000 bond.

Osman was a backseat passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over around 10 p.m. Tuesday for not having visible lights. The traffic stop occurred in the 4100 block of SE Maricamp Road, where a sheriff’s office K-9 detected the presence of drugs in an open-air sniff, according to the arrest report.

A search of the vehicle turned up a cigarette package in the back seat, slightly under the front passenger seat and directly in front of where Osman was seated. The pack contained two small clear plastic bags. One bag contained an orange cap and a clear crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. The other bag contained a brown powdery that tested positive for heroin, the report said.

The search also revealed multiple syringes in Osman’s purse. She said didn’t know about the drugs in the vehicle and that she uses the needles to inject suboxone, according to the report.

Osman was charged with possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug equipment. She’s scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on Sept. 17.