Murder suspect charged with trying to get drugs into Jackson Co. jail

Published 6:23 pm Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Jackson County authorities have arrested a capital murder suspect for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the local jail.

Karrie Glenn, 35, of Pascagoula, was arrested Sunday, said Curtis Spiers Jr., commander of the Narcotics Task Force of Jackson County.

Glenn had been free on bond pending her trial for capital murder for the shooting death of her husband nearly 10 years ago.

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Spiers said Glenn, who remained in jail Tuesday, is accused of conspiring with inmate Brian Harris and others not incarcerated, to smuggle tobacco, cigarettes, marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine into the jail.

On Monday, County Judge Sharon Sigalas revoked Glenn’s bond on the capital murder charge. Sigalas then set a new $20,000 bond each for Glenn and Harris on the charge of conspiracy to introduce methamphetamine into a correctional facility.

Glenn was charged last year with the 1998 murder of her husband, Tony Glenn.

Spiers said Glenn came to the jail Sunday to visit Harris.

“During a search of her vehicle, agents discovered approximately 2 grams of methamphetamine in Glenn’s purse,” Spiers said.

Harris was in custody on charges of methamphetamine possession and grand larceny.