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Arrest made after women attempts to give Bible to inmate containing drugss


A warrant has been issued for a Nevada resident after Detention Officers located what they believe to be marijuana hidden inside of a Bible intended for an inmate in the County Jail. According to officials with the Sheriff’s Office, Ashley A Despain has been charged with Delivery Or Possession Of a Controlled Substance in a Jail, a class D Felony, when she walked into the Sheriff’s Office Monday evening asking to give a Bible to an inmate.


According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, the Detention Officer inspected the Bible and located a substance believed to be marijuana hidden inside the binding. A deputy was called and Despain was arrested at the Sheriff’s Office. Mosher said another person who drove to the Sheriff’s Office with Despain was also arrested on an unrelated warrant. The Sheriff said they have caught people attempting to smuggle contraband and drugs into the jail before, but never in a Bible. “If you show up at the Sheriff’s Office with drugs, you shouldn’t be surprised when you get arrested” Mosher said. Despain is now being held in the Vernon County Jail on a $5,000 bond.