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Grandma Unknowingly Brings Drugs into Jail in Doritos Bag

A 68-year-old woman was arrested for bringing contraband into a prison when she gave her grandson a bag of Doritos that she said she was unaware contained illegal substances.

Tennessee resident Sarah Griffin is the grandmother of Cody Clements who is currently serving time at the Shelby County Corrections facility. Griffin paid a visit to her grandson on Saturday and brought him a bag of Doritos chips.

An officer working at the facility noticed when Clements was passed the Doritos by his grandmother and he approached the inmate. The officer reported that he asked Clements to relinquish the snack bag and before handing it over Clements purportedly removed an object from the bag.

When the officer took possession of the item he stated that it was encased in black electrical tape.

Upon removing the tape officers allegedly discovered yellow pills, white powder, and a substance with the appearance of green leaves and each was individually packaged. Tests of the contents revealed 28.5 grams of methamphetamine, 11.4 grams of marijuana, 40 Xanax pills, 1.7 grams of Ecstasy, and 1.1 grams of heroin.

Police arrested Griffin and she stated that she believed the Dorito bag contained a cell phone and that she had picked the bag up from a girl with whom she was unfamiliar earlier that week. Griffin was taken to the Shelby County Jail East Women’s Facility and charged with taking contraband into a penal facility and she was released on Sunday.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a drug crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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