Inmate charged after another inmate overdoses in jail

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Floyd County jailers say an inmate nearly died from a drug overdose.
Officials say the drugs came from another inmate who smuggled them inside. Now that inmate, 25 year old Glenda Holbrook, is facing charges.

When Glenda Holbrook came to the Floyd County Detention Center, jail employees say they did the routine search for illegal items.
"I searched her and didn't find nothing," Rachel Jones said in testimony during a preliminary hearing.

Corrections officers say later another woman inmate appeared to be on drugs. They say Holbrook smuggled them in.
"They're hiding it in their body cavities. She had it hid and took it back into population. Another female took it and almost died from it," said Kathy Wills with the Floyd County Detention Center.

Investigators say the other inmate overdosed on the pain pills. She went to the hospital and survived.
Holbrook is now also charged with promoting contraband and wanton endangerment.

Her defense attorney did not want to comment, but during a preliminary hearing, she argued there was no proof Holbrook brought in the drugs and asked the judge to dismiss the charge.
The judge denied the motion and sent the case to the grand jury.

Jailers say the inmate who nearly died is now out of the hospital and was transferred to the Leslie County Detention Center.

Meanwhile, jailers are trying to keep more pills from getting into the jail.
They say other women are also hiding drugs in their body cavities to bring in.
"It's an ongoing problem," said Wills.

Holbrook is being held on $5,000 bond.

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