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Jail drug-smuggling operation nets 10 people

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Six people are facing charges after police said they helped inmates sneak drugs and other contraband into their cells.

A total of 10 people are facing charges in the case. Four of the suspects are inmates, while six others were visitors to the Lawrence County Detention Center.

Investigations said inmates were communicating through phone and video visitation.

The Herald Citizen newspaper in Cookeville, reports the group was sneaking drugs, including prescription pills and other illegal narcotics, in through their personal property.

The four inmates charged include: Michael G. Lynch, 30, of Gainesboro, Jason E. Clayton, 30, of Iron City, and Christopher Prince, 40, of Lawrenceburg, who were all charged with introduction of contraband into a penal institution. Kyle D. Davis, 32, of Iron City was charged with attempted introduction of contraband into a penal institution.

The other six facing charges are: Clorene Allen, 77, Shirley Allen, 52, and Michael R. Lynch, all of Gainesboro; Kimberly Carrol, 44, of Hohenwald; Angie Stooksberry, 27, of Iron City and Mallory Wooden, 23, who has connections in Madison, AL, and Hohenwald.

Wooden was also charged with child abuse after police said she had methamphetamine at home with her children.

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