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St. Joseph, MO (2013-08-20)
A guard at a state prison in St. Joseph has pleaded guilty to intending to distribute drugs at the prison.
Fifty-year-old Debora Allen, a guard at the Western Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center, told a judge Monday that she smuggled methamphetamine and marijuana into the prison after she was threatened by a white supremacist group. She says the men also offered her $300 but didn't pay her anything. Allen was caught trying to smuggle the drugs in her sports bra. Rebecca Thomas, an assistant Buchanan County prosecutor, said the state believed other factors, including some possible relationships, were factors in Allen's actions.
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