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Woman gets prison time for smuggling
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A woman caught trying to smuggle drugs into jail in her hair scrunchie has been sentenced to served two years in prison.
The woman, Jennie Sue Pleasant, was sentenced to two years in the women’s penitentiary by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley on charges of delivery of drugs and attempted introduction of drugs into a penal institution.
She will also have to serve an extra 60 days and have her probation extended by one year because her new conviction violated her probation on earlier convictions on charges of delivery of drugs and TennCare fraud. She must also pay a $2,000 fine.
Pleasant was heading to Warren County Jail to serve time she owed on an earlier violation of probation charge when her most recent legal problems began. As in cases of all new inmates, Pleasant was searched before being dressed in jail clothes and placed in general population. All incoming inmates are warned to declare any contraband they have on their person or face smuggling charges.
It was during the search officers noticed a hair scrunchie on her head which was holding her hair in place. Upon taking off the scrunchie to inspect it, guards discovered several pills. The pills included four Seroquel and five Lortab.