Huntsville, TN – A woman arriving at a Tennessee prison to marry her inmate fiancee was arrested after the bride-to-be was caught trying to smuggle meth under her dentures.
The Scott County Sheriff’s department reported that on Sunday, Brita West arrived at the detention center where the groom, Willard Tinch, was being held. During a search, West asked an officer how she would be able to kiss Tinch when the ceremony ended.
During this conversation, the officer noticed that West’s dental work was a little sloppy, as her dentures kept falling down. That’s when the deputy figured out that having teeth like an Englishwoman wasn’t the only problem with West.
She’d apparently concealed a package behind her choppers which, when searched, turned out to contain methamphetamine and two suboxone strips. West, clearly not the sharpest knife in the drawer, then granted officers permission to search her purse and car.
This time, prison officials say they came away with more meth, several syringes, and a folded dollar bill which contained a crushed pill which has not yet been identified but which you can bet isn’t going to be an Alka Seltzer.
West has been charged with possession of methamphetamine more than .5 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule 3 narcotic and introducing drugs into a county institution. She’s being held on $25,000 bond.
No court dates or dental appointments have been set.Tags: Brita West, Crime, Drugs, Jail, meth, smuggle, Tennessee