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Detective: Woman hid cigarettes for inmate in Bible

An 18-year-old woman was charged Friday with trying to smuggle cirgarettes hidden in a Bible to an inmate in the Halifax County Jail.

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Maria Elliot Davis
ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. — An 18-year-old woman was charged Friday with trying to smuggle cigarettes hidden in a Bible to an inmate in the Halifax County Jail.

Maria Elliot Davis came to the jail shortly after midnight Friday to leave a Bible for an inmate, said Detective Tyree Davis, with the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. He said that jail matron Yvonne Benjamin checked the Bible for illegal contraband and found several loose cigarettes and matches hidden in the Bible.

Davis, of Roanoke Rapids, was charged with providing tobacco products to an inmate.

She was placed in the Halifax County Jail under a $1,000 bond. Her first court date was set for Oct. 6.

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