Inmate Used Balloons To Smuggle Contraband Into Jail

An inmate in the Johnston County Jail awaiting trial on two felony drug charges is facing seven additional charges after an alert jailor spotted contraband wrapped in a towel.

Meghan Brittany Coble, 33, of Goldsboro was transferred from the Wayne County Jail to the Johnston County Jail on May 15th.  On Monday, May 20th, a jailor discovered two balloons wrapped in a towel in Coble’s possession.

The jailor seized the balloons. When they were opened authorities said they contained suspected crack cocaine, Clonazepam, Suboxone strips, and a phone SIM card.

Coble reportedly admitted she smuggled the contraband into the jail by inserting the items inside two balloons which she placed in her vagina.

Coble was charged on Monday with possession of a controlled substance in jail, four counts of possession of a controlled substance, and one felony charge of cocaine possession.

Coble was already in jail awaiting trial for felony possession of methamphetamine and felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance.