Woman charged with promoting contraband

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 A Louisville woman is facing a felony charge after she allegedly tried to smuggle drugs into the LaRue County Detention Center.

Jocelyn R. Hall, 29, a visitor at the jail, allegedly handed two bottles of lotion to a deputy jailer and asked they be given to a federal inmate, Dante Usher. According to the citation, Hall said the inmate couldn’t buy medicated lotion for his feet from the canteen at the jail.

A jail employee found 15 hydrocodone pills, a bag of marijuana and two bags of tobacco “hidden” in the lotion, according to the citation.

Usher, of Louisville, is serving a sentence for conspiracy to traffic in controlled substance, according to LaRue County Jailer Johnny Cottrill.

Hall was lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center under an unsecured bond. She was ordered to have no illegal use of alcohol or controlled substances and to stay out of LaRue County except for court appearances..

She was arraigned on one count of first-degree promoting contraband on Oct. 30 in LaRue District Court. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 13.