Woman tried to smuggle meth to inmate in Bible - KCTV5

Woman tried to smuggle meth to inmate in Bible

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(Source: Lee County Sheriff's Department) Courtney Ford, 30, of Nettleton, is accused of hiding methamphetamine in the binding of a Bible and dropping it off March 16 for inmate Stephen Jason Estes, 41, of Plantersville. (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Department) Courtney Ford, 30, of Nettleton, is accused of hiding methamphetamine in the binding of a Bible and dropping it off March 16 for inmate Stephen Jason Estes, 41, of Plantersville.

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Today's Bible lesson: It's a bad idea to use the good book to smuggle drugs into jail.

A Mississippi sheriff says the jail's property officer noticed a bulge in the back cover of a Bible dropped off March 16 for an inmate convicted of methamphetamine trafficking.

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/2nfWHrB) it held meth.

Johnson says 30-year-old Courtney Ford of Nettleton has been charged with possessing an illegal drug and trying to bring contraband into the jail. Her bond was set at $75,000.

He says 41-year-old Stephen Jason Estes of Plantersville had been asking where his Bible was.

Estes was sentenced last week to 40 years, with 34 years suspended. Johnson says he hopes the judge will now reverse the suspension.

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