2 Women charged with smuggling meth into Madison County Jail
Tammy Shaver and Kristy Payne are both accused of smuggling meth into their Madison County Jail cells earlier this month. By Brendan Marks
By Brendan Marks
(KMOV) – A 43-year-old Granite City woman faces charges after deputies say she smuggled methamphetamine into the Madison County Jail on Dec. 9.
Tammy Shaver was charged Thursday with bringing contraband into a penal institution and unlawful possession of less than five grams of meth.
According to deputies, Shaver was arrested Dec. 8 after authorities found a weapon and three codeine tablets in her possession when they responded to a domestic dispute call at a home in the 4300 block of Ill. Route 162.
She was arrested and taken to the Madison County Jail.
Deputies say the next day guards found meth in her cell and determined she had smuggled it in.
She remains in custody on $40,000 bail.
In a separate case, 35-year-old Kristy Payne was found with meth inside her cell after being arrested Dec. 6 for possessing less than 15 grams of clonazepam.