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West Virginia grandmother busted smuggling drugs to imprisoned grandson

October 4, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
West Virginia grandmother busted smuggling drugs to imprisoned grandson

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West Virginia authorities say a grandmother has joined her grandson in jail after being accused of smuggling drugs to him behind bars.

The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force said 64-year-old Carolyn Lou Gay was busted smuggling drugs into a West Virginia Jail last Wednesday.

According to the Miami Herald, Gay had just finished a visit with her grandson Sept. 2 at Eastern Regional Jail near Martinsburg.

A complaint says a guard heard inmate Shawn Douglas Weister tell Gay to “go ahead.” It says Weister was directed to a strip search room, but instead ran away. When guards caught up, he yelled: “Run granny, they caught me.”

Officers arrested and now faces 15 charges related to drug possession and delivery.

The complaint says jail officers discovered 22 sealed drinking straws containing various drugs including heroin in Weister’s possession, and Gay is the only person who visited him.

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