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Police: Woman Tried To Smuggle Heroin To Inmate Through Kiss

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Posted at 6:41 PM, Aug 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 16:52:26-04

BOWLING GREEN, Mo. (AP) -- A St. Louis woman has been accused of trying to smuggle heroin to a northeast Missouri jail inmate through a kiss.

The Hannibal Courier-Post reported 66-year-old Bettye Wilson has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance at a correctional facility and distribution of a controlled substance. A message left with her attorney was not immediately returned.

Wilson was arrested July 19. A probable cause statement said she planned to pass heroin balloons from her mouth to an inmate at the state prison in Bowling Green by kissing him. Instead, she swallowed five balloons of the drug.

Authorities said the balloons were recovered the next day. Wilson was facing arraignment Wednesday.