Raleigh Woman Jailed In Honduras Over A 'Can Safe'

A Raleigh woman is living a nightmare, stuck in a Honduras jail for a complete mistake. 

Amanda Laroque is stuck in a jail with no bed, no air conditioning, and has to sleep on concrete all because of a cheap "can safe" she bought to keep her stuff secure. She told ABC 11, "They're holding me in an 8x12 pen, that's un-air-conditioned; no beds, no mattresses, on a concrete floor.". She continued, "There's no ventilation, there's just one window with little bars and the door.


Laroque was on a trip to look at real estate, when returning airport authorities asked to see her "can safe" (a safe that looks like a cheap soda can to hold valuables). When they cut the can open, a white powder fell out, and they immediately arrested her. They don't have field tests, they just assumed it was cocaine and threw her in jail.

Her husband did a FB live on his way down to get her out:


Wow! This is pretty scary! Just a simple little travel item and this woman is facing some major charges in a foreign country. I can't even imagine how horrible that must be. I'm blown away they can just arrested someone on an assumption like that!



Otis was born and raised in a small town in Morton, IL between two pumpkin patches. It’s the Pumpkin Capitol of the World, so there’s that. He considers Charlotte, NC his hometown, after spending 10 years there doing radio and meeting his wife... Read more


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