Chief Deputy Chad Dowdle of the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office reported a female inmate has been charged with a felony count of furnishing, possession or using prohibited articles.
November 3rd, Deputy Kevin Cross was in the B-pod of the county jail conducting a walk through while inmates cleaned the pod and their cells.
An inmate asked Cross if she could speak with him. She then informed him that when 33-year-old Brandi Patterson was booked into the county jail on Wednesday, November 1st that Patterson had asked her if any of the other female inmates smoked pot. The inmate told Cross that she told Patterson that most of the female inmates smoked pot.
Patterson then allegedly told the inmate that she had snuck some marijuana into the jail.
Cross and other jail personnel conducted a shake down of Patterson's cell and took her to the booking room to be searched. While in the booking room, Patterson allegedly admitted she had some marijuana on her person. She then retrieved the marijuana and handed over to the jail staff.
Patterson is being held in the Sevier County jail on a $10,000 bond.