August 26, 2009

Pot-laced stamps gets woman jail time

Virginia prosecutors say they worked out a plea deal with a woman who sent letters to Roanoke jail inmates with marijuana hidden under the stamps.

Deputies at the jail intercepted the letters after noticing the stamps had strange lumps in them, The Roanoke (Va.) Times reported Wednesday.

Ashley Dudley, 22, Raford, will spend 30 days in jail herself under the agreement to plead no-contest to two counts of attempting to deliver marijuana to a prisoner.

Deputies said they intercepted 11 letters addressed to three prisoners, but the amount of pot added up to a negligible amount.

Dudley was tracked down through fingerprints on the letters. The newspaper said she told arresting officers she knew she should have worn gloves.