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Pill smuggler gets extra six months in jail
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A woman who tried to smuggle pills into Warren County Jail will get to stay an extra six months in the facility.
The woman, Connie Randolph, 36, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of possession of drugs and introduction of contraband into a penal institution. She was ordered to serve 180 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and must pay $1,532 in fines and court costs. She will be furloughed to the adult recovery program once she serves her jail time.
Randolph was taken into custody at her probation supervisor’s office for violating her probation. McMinnville police officer Justin Cobble spoke to the woman as he was transporting her to jail and warned her about trying to bring in any illegal substances.
“I told her that taking any contraband into the jail would be a felony instead of a misdemeanor,” Cobble said he told Randolph on the drive to jail, noting the woman said she did not have anything on her person. It was soon found out she was lying.
“The corrections officer located several items taped to the inside of her right leg,” Cobble revealed of the search conducted on Randolph prior to her being placed into the general jail population. “The items discovered were two plastic baggies containing what is believed to methamphetamine, a pill believed to be suboxone, and a pill believed to be alprazolam.”