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Internal smuggler bound to grand jury
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A woman who lied about her true identity and then tried to smuggle drugs into the jail has been hit with smuggling charges.The woman, Amanda M. Esslinger, 33, has been bound to the grand jury on charges of criminal impersonation, possession of meth, simple possession of drugs, and introduction of drugs into a penal institution.She was arrested after the car in which she was a passenger was pulled over on Old Smithville Road after McMinnville policeman Brad Hall noticed the occupants were not wearing seatbelts. The officer said he asked her several times for an ID but she continued giving him false information until she finally broke down and gave him her Social Security number. He then made an identification and realized she was wanted on an outstanding warrant.