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Drug arrest nets woman who faked way into Yale

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman on probation for faking her way into Yale has been arrested on drug charges in Florida.

Tonica Jenkins, 25, and her mother, Tonica Clement-Jenkins, 51, were arrested by U.S. Customs agents Monday after trying to purchase 22 pounds of cocaine for $70,000 in cash, police in Tampa, Fla., said. They were each being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

At a detention hearing in Tampa on Thursday, it was disclosed that the younger Jenkins told authorities she is a paid FBI informant. But a spokesman for the U.S. Customs Office Service said the pair were not working for the FBI on the day of their arrest.

Jenkins was sentenced to two years of probation in April after pleading guilty to larceny and forgery charges for making up recommendations and transcripts to get into a graduate neurobiology program at Yale.