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Women accused of sneaking contraband to prison crew

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By Damon Lawrence

Two Loudon County women are in trouble with the law for allegedly trying to hide contraband for a state prison work crew.
According to court records, Christina R. Moore and Ronda A. Henderson have been charged with possession of methamphetamine for resale, possession of suboxone for resale, criminal trespassing, vandalism, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal facility, tampering with evidence and violation of the drug free school zone act.
Henderson also faces a charge of criminal impersonation for allegedly lying about her identity.
According to the report, Oliver Springs Police Sgt. Charlie Graham encountered Moore and Henderson on Jan. 29 after he noticed a vehicle behind the Historical Museum.
Graham, after questioning them, noticed inconsistencies in their stories and called for assistance from Detective David Laxton, the report said.
A search of their vehicle revealed several large bags of tobacco, clear cellophane wrap, sandwich bags, and medical tape, police said.
“Ms. Moore advised that both she and Ms. Henderson had came to the Historical Museum to hide tobacco for inmate work crews ... to find in the morning when they came to work,” police reported.
The report said Moore also told police she had hidden a container inside her vagina that contained methamphetamine and suboxone strips.
Moore, according to the report, said, “they were supposed to hide it in the area of the museum along with the tobacco for the inmates to find in the morning.”
Moore, 33, and Henderson, 39, were taken to the police department.
The report said a special agent with the Tennessee Department of Correction was notified about the investigation and went to the police department to interview Moore and Henderson, who are still in jail. 
The women are scheduled to appear in court on March 4.

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