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Sheriff: Pair tried to smuggle heroin-laced Bible into Ohio jail

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Law enforcement officials in southwest Ohio say two people attempted to smuggle a heroin-laced Bible into the county justice enter.

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mike Robison says an officer examined the Bible following standard sweep of deliveries using a K-9 in December. The book was sent to the coroner’s office for testing after the officer noticed a coffee-like stain.

The coroner’s office confirmed the substance was heroin. A regional narcotics unit determined the stain contained about 30 to 40 hits of the narcotic.

Officials say 39-year-old Tehani Teepe sent the Bible to 28-year-old inmate Timothy King. Both have been charged with illegal conveyance of contraband into a correction facility.

No attorneys were listed for Teepe or King.