By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support local journalism.
Female inmates charged with drug smuggling
jail bust.png


A woman who was serving a four-day sentence at Warren County Jail could now face serving six years behind bars after she was caught with drugs inside her cell.


The woman, Shannon Nicole Evans, 39, along with fellow inmate Jennifer Nicole Bouldin, 40, are both charged with introduction of drugs into a penal institution. They have both been bound to the grand jury.


Their charges come after a corrections officer was eye witness to Evans getting drugs from their hiding place inside her cell. According to Sgt. Jason Walker of the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, Evans was at the jail to serve a short four-day stint when the corrections officer caught her red-handed.


“The officer observed Shannon Evans lifting her bed mat and getting a plastic bag with a brown substance in it,” Walker recalled. “She gave it to Jennifer Bouldin.”


Walker said officers retrieved the bag from the inmates. The bag contained tobacco and 28 tizanidine pills (a prescription muscle relaxer). Along with the drugs, tobacco is a banned substance at Warren County Jail. Possession of contraband such as drugs and tobacco are considered Class C felonies and are punishable by a term of three to six years.


During a subsequent conversation with authorities, Bouldin reportedly admitted taking the drugs and then attempting to hide them from guards.