Published On: Thu, Aug 13th, 2015

South Carolina woman, Monika Marie Adams hides pot in Bible, arrested for smuggling it into a prison

A bizarre arrest in South Carolina has drawn attention as a woman was arrested for attempting to smuggle marijuana into a jail, hiding the pot inside of a Bible.

Monika Marie Adams brought the Bible to Union County Jail Friday afternoon, saying she wanted to give it to an inmate, CBS affiliate WSPA reports. A supervisor noted that the Bible “didn’t look or feel right” and summoned the warden, who had it X-rayed.

Monika Ryans

Monika Ryans

The officers discovered “green plant material” in the binding of the book, and when they opened it, discovered tobacco, three marijuana cigarettes, and a piece of paper with Adams’ name on it.

Adams, 24, was discovered “hiding in a car” in the jail’s parking lot and taken into custody.

A few of the reports made comparisons to The Shawshank Redemption, a Stephen King novel adapted into a popular film by director Frank Darabont. In the story, Andy had hidden his digging tool in his Bible.


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