Police: Pot found in Missouri prison visitor's shoe

Monday, January 5, 2009 | 1:05 p.m. CST; updated 2:02 p.m. CST, Monday, January 5, 2009

LICKING — Police say a St. Louis woman is jailed after suspected marijuana was found in her shoe while she was visiting an inmate at a state prison in south-central Missouri.

Licking police say guards found the pot Sunday when the 61-year-old woman removed her shoe before going through a metal detector at the South Central Correctional Center. She was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance at a correctional facility.

The woman is being held at the Texas County Jail. Formal charges are pending.


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Ray Shapiro January 5, 2009 | 5:49 p.m.

"...Licking police say guards found the pot Sunday when the 61-year-old woman removed her shoe..."

***A drug sniffing canine would have saved the officers a whole lot of tongue work....

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