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Prisoner Guilty Of Introduction Of Marijuana Into County Jail

State prisoner Gary Yarbro was found guilty of introducing marijuana into
the Hardin County (Tennessee) jail in a tube of toothpaste upon reporting
to serve a forty-five day sentence on an unrelated charge. Yarbro was
allowed to bring a clothes basket to jail containing personal items to be
used while he was confined.

Yarbro argued that a jail trustee could have placed the toothpaste tube
containing marijuana into the basket since the booking area was not
secured, and trustees had been caught behind the booking desk previously.
The trial court held that Yarbro failed to produce evidence that anyone
else placed the toothpaste tube with marijuana into the basket. The trial
court held that Yarbrofs challenge to the sufficiency of the evidence was
without merit and the appellate court affirmed. See: State v. Yarbro, Case
No. W2005-00374-CCA-R3-CD (Tenn.Crim.App., 2005) (2005 WL 2666851).

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State v. Yarbro