Mom Arrested For Slipping Contraband To Inmate Son

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By: Kara Duffy
October 29, 2013

Thomas County, GA- Thomas County inmate Dustin Stoker was on a work detail right outside the jail when narcotic agents say he received a special delivery from his mother, Lori Ann Stoker.

"A citizen walked up and advised us that there were inmates working on the grounds here, mowing, and that a car pulled up and threw out a bag and one of the inmates went and picked it up," said Kevin Lee, the Thomas County-Thomasville Narcotics Vice Commander.

Agents say they then saw Stoker throw a phone into a nearby dumpster.

When they searched him they found a small amount of tobacco in his pockets.

They then searched the work truck.

"On the truck they had a cooler, where they were keeping their sandwiches cool for lunch, and underneath that was a large black plastic bag and it contained several bags inside of it," Lee said.

Inside those bags agents say they found around 59 smaller bags of tobacco, close to a half pound of marijuana, and four grams of Methamphetamine Ice.

They also found three cell phones and chargers, as well as lighters.

According to officials, Lori Ann Stoker had been arrested in the past for supplying her son with contraband in Clinch County, Georgia and was currently on probation for it.

Agents say it appears the two had been planning this particular drop off for some time.

"We looked through the phone and we could see where they had exchanging texts, where he had been telling her where to meet him at," Lee added.

Both are now behind bars at the Thomas County Jail and are facing several felony charges, including carrying drugs across a guard line.

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