It was the kiss of death.
A Tennessee woman allegedly slipped meth to an inmate though a kiss during a jailhouse visit –and was hit with murder charges after the prisoner died, authorities said.
Rachel Dollard, 33, allegedly hid a balloon containing a half-ounce of speed in her mouth and passed it orally to Joshua Brown at the Turney Center Industrial Complex in Only in February, the Tennessee Department of Correction said in a statement Tuesday.
Brown — who had been serving an 11-year sentence on drug-related charges — overdosed and died at a local hospital, the corrections department said.
Dollard was arrested last weekend for the allegedly deadly smooch and charged with second-degree murder and smuggling contraband into the prison, according to officials.
“This incident points to the real dangers of introducing contraband into prisons and the consequences that follow,” said David Imhof, 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.”
In 2017, Melissa Ann Blair of Oregon was sentenced to two years behind bars after her inmate boyfriend died from her meth-laden kiss.
Two balloons ruptured her boyfriend’s stomach and he died of methamphetamine toxicity, prosecutors said.