A Tennessee woman may have a literal kiss of death after the inmate she allegedly transferred drugs to orally died of an overdose.
Rachal Dollard has been charged with second-degree murder and introduction of contraband into a penal facility in the death of inmate Joshua Brown, the Tennessee Department of Corrections announced Tuesday.
In February, Dollard allegedly visited Brown at the Turney Center Industrial Complex, where he was serving an 11-year sentence on drug-related charges and was scheduled to be released in 2029.
During a kiss, Dollard passed Brown a balloon pellet containing half an ounce of methamphetamine, according to the TDOC.
Brown died at a nearby hospital.
"This incident points to the real dangers of introducing contraband into prisons and the consequences that follow," David Imhof, Director of TDOC's Office of Investigations and Conduct, said in a statement.
"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."