Schemes to Smuggle Drugs into Prison Uncovered
By: Mike Shain
STODDARD COUNTY, Mo. - Two schemes to smuggle drugs into the Missouri Correctional Center in Charleston have been intercepted by the Stoddard County sheriff's department.
A Kansas City woman was arrested after promising to pay a prison guard to smuggle marijuana into the Charleston prison. The guard was a confidential informant. Debra Y. Thomas, 52, of Kansas City is jailed in Bloomfield. She faces a Class B felony charge of distribution of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.