Police find dead fetus inside woman’s purse after finding drugs in her private parts

Bernadette Rivera 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on a charge of drug possession after allegedly finding drugs inside her private parts, police in Texas said.

Park police have arrested 32-year-old Bernadette Rivera, after officers found a dead fetus inside her purse.

Rivera was charged with three counts of possession of drugs. She was not charged in connection with the dead fetus.

According to the police, Rivera was approached by officers for violating a curfew on Thursday night. At first, police discovered illegal drugs, including heroin and methamphetamine, in her private parts.

During the search, Rivera told officers that she had a fetus in her purse and recently had a miscarriage. She also claimed that a nurse told her to take the fetus home from the hospital.

The officers then discovered the decomposing tissue in a small plastic box. The fetus was estimated to be about eight weeks old.