Missouri Woman Caught Sneaking Bible Full Of Drugs Into Prison

A woman named Ashley Despain recently visited a Missouri prison in order to give a Bible to an inmate. While that might sound like a noble goal, Despain’s Bible was hiding a big secret.

By Motherly on March 29, 2018
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A Missouri woman named Ashely Despain recently took a trip to a prison to visit an inmate. However, she’s now about to become an inmate herself…

Fox News is reporting that Despain visited a jail in Nevada, Missouri with intention to give a Bible to a prisoner. While that might sound like a noble goal, Despain was hiding a big secret.

When a jail official went to inspect the holy book, he found both marijuana and methamphetamine hidden in the binding.

As Sheriff Jason Mosher explained to the Kansas City Star:

“Usually (a Bible) is something you bring to help somebody through situations. That’s probably the wrong kind of help, putting drugs in it.”

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According to prison officials, they’ve seen many different items used to sneak contraband into jail. However, this is the first time they’ve seen someone try to smuggle some in through a Bible. Hopefully, it will be the last time as well.

Ashley Despain is currently being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

Head right here to learn more and to see Despain’s mugshot. Also, let us know what you think about this in the comments.

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