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Alabama mother caught smuggling drugs into daughter’s prison: cops

September 19, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Alabama mother caught smuggling drugs into daughter’s prison: cops Dorothy Lee Faust and her daughter, Hallee McLeod

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A grandmother in Alabama was arrested after she allegedly tried to smuggle drugs to her daughter behind bars.

On Saturday, 67-year-old Dorothy “Dot” Faust was taken into custody after she was caught with a box containing suboxone while visiting Tutwiler Prison in Elmore County, according to WSFA.

Authorities said Faust was going to see her daughter, Hallee McLeod, who is serving time at the state prison for aggravated child abuse.

McLeod was found guilty in a high-profile case after her 4-year-old child was discovered bloodied and unresponsive under a blanket in the back seat of a vehicle with handguns next to him.

She was sentenced in 2016 to the maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars.

Faust confessed to police on Saturday that she was trying to bring her daughter the suboxone, which is used to treat opiate addiction.

She has been charged with promoting prison contraband.

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