Mom charged after daughter allegedly brings drugs to jail

A mother is facing criminal charges for allegedly forcing her 12-year-old daughter to smuggle tobacco and prescription drugs into a local jail for her husband


By Natalie Neysa Alund
Knoxville News-Sentinel 

RUTLEDGE, Tenn. — A Rutledge mother is facing criminal charges for allegedly forcing her 12-year-old daughter to smuggle tobacco and prescription drugs into a local jail for her husband.

Gretchen Lanae Whitt, 30, of 1680 Central Point Road was arraigned Tuesday on one count of introduction of contraband into a penal facility during a hearing before Grainger County General Sessions Judge J. Wayne Wolfenbarger.

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