UNION, S.C. (AP) – Authorities say a woman has been arrested after she tried to smuggle marijuana into a South Carolina jail inside a Bible.
An arrest report obtained by multiple media outlets said 24-year-old Monkia Ryans hid three marijuana cigarettes inside the Bible and dropped the book off at the Union County jail Friday afternoon.
Deputies say the jail supervisor didn’t think the Bible felt right and had it X-rayed. Authorities say the cigarettes and a piece of paper with Ryans’ name on it were found inside the binding of the Bible.
Authorities say Ryans was arrested on Sunday in the jail parking lot during visiting hours. She is charged with furnishing prisoners with alcohol or drugs. It wasn’t known if she had a lawyer.