SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – A Gaffney woman is accused of mailing postcards soaked in methamphetamine to an inmate at a Spartanburg County prison.
Michelle Loving Hames, 40, is charged with four counts of attempting to furnish contraband to a prisoner and four counts of manufacturing/distribution of methamphetamine.
According to arrest warrants, methamphetamine was soaked inside postcards that were mailed in August and September.
The postcards were sent to an inmate at Livesay Correctional Institution. The minimum-security prison is located on Broadcast Drive in Spartanburg County.
Prison officials say it’s a problem that is all too common in facilities here in South Carolina and across the country.
Bryan Stirling, the director of the S.C. Department of Corrections, says officers are trained to spot contraband.
“We’ve had potato guns shooting things over. That’s why we ask for netting to be put in we’ve had drones shooting things in,” Stirling said.
Hames is being held in the Spartanburg County Detention Center on $24,000 bond.