Va. woman charged after trying to smuggle drugs into jail with glitter glue, crayons

Investigators later searched the woman's house and found marijuana and glitter glue


By Matt Jones
Daily Press

HAMPTON, Va. — A sparkly scheme went south in August after the Hampton Sheriff’s Office intercepted three letters containing drugs concealed using glitter glue and crayons, according to a search warrant police filed in court.

A Hampton detective overheard plans for the letters while monitoring an inmate phone call on Aug. 12, the warrant says.

In the call, 33-year-old Krystal Milne described a picture she was going to send to her boyfriend, Robert Davis, an inmate at the Hampton City Jail. She told Davis to pay special attention to the “middle cloud” and would use glitter glue in the picture, the detective wrote in an affidavit for the warrant.

Davis said not to use glitter glue because it contains glass; Milne said it was nontoxic. He eventually agreed, also saying he was “still good from the last stuff that she sent,” according to the detective.

After the detective alerted the sheriff’s office, it intercepted three letters from Milne to Davis. Each contained MDMA — also known as ecstasy — concealed with glitter and crayons, the affidavit says.

Investigators later searched Milne’s house in the 500 block of Shell Road in Hampton, seizing marijuana and glitter glue, according to court documents.

Using crafts to smuggle drugs is not unheard of. In 2017, the Virginia Department of Corrections started photocopying general mail sent to inmates at higher-security facilities and shredding the original letters.

The Hampton Roads Regional Jail does not allow mail containing glitter or written with marker or crayon, according to its website.

Milne is charged with willfully delivering a controlled substance to a prisoner — a felony — and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. She is scheduled to be in court Dec. 6.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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