Charge dismissed against woman charged with smuggling drugs into jail

Sheriff: Woman smuggled drugs into jail

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - A Chesterfield woman who was arrested for smuggling drugs into Chesterfield County Jail has had charges dismissed against her.

Police charged Sarah Elisabeth Moore, 34, for a prisoner in possession of a chemical unlawfully received in August after an investigation found that she possessed a white powder which was found during a routine shakedown for contraband material in the transit area.

The white powder was found under a mattress in a holding cell.

Seven deputies and three medical personnel were exposed to the substance and began feeling light-headed and had rashes. They were transported to three Richmond-area hospitals for treatment. The sheriff’s office said the personnel appeared to be in good condition.

Chesterfield Fire and EMS said a total of 10 people were transported to the hospital.

The sheriff’s office said shakedowns are performed regularly to identify illegal items, including weapons and drugs. The transit area is where new committals to the jail are held until being classified and assigned.

The charge against Moore was later dismissed.

6 deputies, 3 nurses exposed to white powder at Chesterfield jail

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