Tenn. woman charged with murder for drug swap kiss with inmate who OD'd

During a kiss, Rachal Dollard passed Joshua Brown a balloon pellet containing half an ounce of methamphetamine, which he later overdosed on


By Kate Feldman
New York Daily News

ONLY, Tenn. - A Tennessee woman may have a literal kiss of death she swapped tongues — and drugs — with an inmate who died of an overdose.

Rachal Dollard has been charged with second-degree murder and introduction of contraband into a penal facility in the death of inmate Joshua Brown, the Tennessee Department of Corrections announced Tuesday.

In February, Dollard allegedly visited Brown at the Turney Center Industrial Complex, where he was serving an 11-year sentence on drug-related charges and was scheduled to be released in 2029.

During a kiss, Dollard passed Brown a balloon pellet containing half an ounce of methamphetamine, according to the TDOC.

Brown died at a nearby hospital.

“This incident points to the real dangers of introducing contraband into prisons and the consequences that follow,” David Imhof, director of TDOC’s Office of Investigations and Conduct, said in a statement.

“Our agency will pursue prosecution against any individual who threatens the safety and security of our staff, the men and women in our custody and our facilities.”

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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