A woman who could have overdosed when the bags of meth she was trying to smuggle into Warren County Jail dissolved inside her has been sentenced to another 45 days behind bars.
The woman, Sarah N. South, 32, entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to the charge of possession of meth. She was directed to serve 45 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence. She had the charge of bringing contraband into a penal institution dismissed as a result of her plea bargain.
Her charges came as she was being booked into Warren County Jail on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal impersonation. It was during the search of her person that jailers discovered she had something concealed inside her body.
“She had a quantity of suspected methamphetamine concealed inside her,” said McMinnville policeman Austin Wortman who had arrested her earlier.
Since the bag that contained the meth had started to disintegrate inside her and could had led to an overdose, she was rushed to Saint Thomas River Park Hospital for treatment.
“The plastic bag was removed with most of the methamphetamine being dissolved in her system,” Wortman revealed.
What remained of the bag was examined and contained meth residue.