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Female suspect caught attempting to supply Virginia inmate with drugs, cell phone

Crystal Graham
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The Virginia Department of Corrections apprehended a female suspect attempting to supply drugs and a cell phone to an inmate at Bland Correctional Center in Southwestern Virginia near the West Virginia border.

On August 30, the suspect, who had recently applied to visit the inmate as a friend, was found attempting to place contraband under the toolbox of a state vehicle parked on Bland Correctional Center’s property, according to VADOC.

The VADOC’s Drug Task Force later learned that the contraband was intended for an inmate at the facility.

The suspect is charged with two counts of attempt to deliver drugs to an inmate, attempt to deliver a cell phone to an inmate and possession of a concealed weapon (a firearm).

The suspect was transported to the Bland County Magistrate. Charges against the inmate are also pending. Neither were named in the news release sent by VADOC.

The VADOC is actively investigating this incident.

No additional information will be provided while the investigative process continues.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.