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UPDATE: A pregnant Pennsylvania woman accused of stashing 89 folds of heroin in her vagina during a traffic stop was due in court tomorrow, as her unborn child’s father tried to sell his truck to pay to retrieve his impounded car.

Glen Rock police said officers stopped 27-year-old Dakota Dunning’s 2003 Sabb with expired New York license plates on Route 208 near Lincoln Avenue on Friday.

After discovering warrants for Dunning and passenger Marina McCarthy — as well as noticing “marks and behavior consistent with drug use” — the officers got his consent to search the car, Detective Sgt. Eric Reamy said this afternoon.

A Bergen County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit responded and indicated the presence of drugs even though none were found in the vehicle itself, Reamy said.

After taking the Gouldsboro, PA couple to headquarters, “officers reviewed in-car surveillance camera data and observed McCarthy moving in a way to make them believe she was concealing contraband in or near her genitalia,” the sergeant said.

McCarthy, 22, who police said is six months pregnant, “was immediately questioned about those movements, as the introduction of narcotics into any body cavity could be fatal to [her]as well as [to] her unborn child,” he said.

She admitted stashing the smack, “and in the presence of a female police officer in a private holding room…extracted a total of 89 bags” of heroin, Reamy said.

EMTs were summoned, but McCarthy refused hospitalization, he said.

McCarthy posted cash for a $1,000 Sparta warrant and was released on a court summonse charging her with heroin possession.

Dunning was released after getting a new court date on a $593 warrant out of Oxford Township.

Dunning yesterday morning posted on his and McCarthy’s Facebook page:

“I have a 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 slt Laramie pickup truck. I bought and did a motor swap on it just last month, so I have the title it has been notarized in my name but not send out to be switched over yet. The new motor has 100,000 miles on it. It run perfect, nothing wrong with it mechanically. My new car which is my daily driver and has been impounded so I need to sell this truck today or scrap it before I rack up more impound fees. Anyone willing to buy it today before it goes to the scrap yard, I’ll will do it for 800$. I have more than double that in the truck but I need my car back before its to late.”

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