Rachel Dollard of Tennessee has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder after she allegedly supplied drugs to an inmate who later died.
In February, Dollard visited inmate Joshua Brown and is accused of passing a balloon pellet that had at least half an ounce of methamphetamine. Authorities from the Dickson County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Department of Correction say she passed the drugs to Brown orally when they shared a kiss. He later died of an overdose after he swallowed the balloon pellet containing the drug, Complex reported.
“In February, Dollard was observed passing drugs to inmate Joshua Brown as the two exchanged a kiss during visitation at the Turney Center Industrial Complex,” reads a statement released by the Tennessee Department of Correction.
After swallowing the pellet, Brown died at a local hospital.” Dollard was arrested this past weekend. She remains in the Dickman County jail on charges of introduction of contraband into a penal facility, and second-degree murder.
“This incident points to the real dangers of introducing contraband into prisons and the consequences that follow,” said David Imhof, who is the Director of TDOC’s Office of Investigations and Conduct. “Our agency will pursue prosecution against any individual who threatens the safety and security of our staff, the men and women in our custody, and our facilities.”