UNION, S.C. — Authorities say a woman who tried to smuggle marijuana into a South Carolina jail inside a Bible has been arrested.
An arrest report obtained by multiple media outlets says 24-year-old Monkia Ryans hid three marijuana cigarettes inside the Bible and dropped the book off at the Union County Jail on Friday afternoon.
Deputies say the jail supervisor didn’t think the Bible felt right and had it X-rayed. Authorities say the cigarettes and a piece of paper with Ryans’ name on it were found inside the book’s binding.
Authorities say Ryans was arrested Sunday in the jail parking lot during visiting hours. She is charged with furnishing prisoners with alcohol or drugs. It wasn’t known whether she had a lawyer.