|Published: 9:52 PM, 07/19/2013
||Last updated: 9:53 PM, 07/19/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Julia Catherine Gibson, 22, of 177 Thorn Road, in
Newport, was arrested Thursday, July 18, as she allegedly walked to a spot at
the Courthouse where she planned to leave drugs and tobacco for three female
inmates in the old jail to retrieve by pulling them upstairs with a handmade
rope, the Cocke County Sheriff's Department reported.
Correctional officers got wind of the prearranged
contraband smuggling drop-off by listening in on phone calls between Gibson and
three female inmates: Carolyne Hall, 50; Jasmine Prevost, 21; and Whitney
Hannah, 25, according to a report by Sgt. Robert Thornton, Jail Administrator
Tommy Large, and Lt. Anthony Horne.
Officers set up surveillance for the expected drop of
drugs and tobacco three floors below the old jail in the County Courthouse, and
intercepted Gibson at 11:45 a.m., the report stated.
Officers allegedly found eight Alprazolam pills, one
30-mg morphine pill, cigarettes, loose tobacco, and Diphenhydramine pills in
Gibson's possession as she approached a window to make the drop-off, the
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