Woman Charged for Mailing Drugs Into Jail
Narcotics Investigators have charged a local woman with nearly two dozen felony drug warrants for attempting to get drugs into the Troup County Jail.
On Tuesday April 26th, Drug Agents with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office concluded a lengthy narcotics investigation where the female was accused of repeatedly attempting to sneak drugs into the Troup County Jail. With the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service, Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators located and arrested Katherine Mae Groce, of Ramp Road, after attempting to find her for more than a month.
Troup County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. Stewart Smith says Groce repeatedly attempted to sneak methamphetamine into the Troup County Jail through the inmate mail system. Each of 11 separate attempts to mail the narcotics into the jail were caught during the screening process. Groce does not appear to have been successful at getting illegal narcotics to any inmates.
Exactly why Groce thought that she could get away with sending illegal narcotics into a jail though the mail is mind-boggling.
As a result of the investigation, Groce, age 31, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail charged with 11 counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine and 11 counts of Items Prohibited for Possession by Inmates.
Officials note that additional charges and arrests are pending.
Groce is currently being held at the Troup County Jail where she was denied bond.
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