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A Real Kiss of Death! Woman Jailed for Two Years After Kissing Boyfriend With Meth on Lips
Nov 27, 2017
Melissa Ann Blair, 46, used to love to kiss her incarcerated boyfriend, Anthony Powell, 41, when she visited him at the Oregon State Penitentiary. For years, when the two saw each other during the allowed visitation sessions, they would kiss and embrace like a couple of high school sweethearts. Passionate, sweet kisses, showing that not even prison could keep true love from blooming. That is, until, one day when Blair visited Powell in 2016. She came to see him, they kissed, and a few hours later, Powell was dead. The story becomes far less romantic when the cause of Powell's death was revealed.
Melissa Ann Blair. This is Melissa Ann Blair. She had been smuggling drugs into the Oregon State Penitentiary along with her boyfriend, Anthony Powell, an inmate. During visitations, Blair and Powell would kiss. As they kissed, Blair was secretly passing tiny balloons of meth into Powell's mouth, and he was swallowing them.
Ingestion. After Powell swallowed the meth balloons, they would eventually make their way through his digestive system with the balloons intact. The meth could then be distributed and sold within the prison. Blair and Powell had reportedly been successfully smuggling meth into the prison this way for quite some time.
Something went wrong. During Blair's final visit with Powell in 2016, she slipped him seven meth balloons. A few hours later, Powell would be dead. It was later determined that two of the balloons ruptured inside his stomach. He died of methamphetamine toxicity.
Coercion. Blair may not have exactly been a willing participant in the smuggling operation. Although Powell was incarcerated and Blair was not, he still had some sort of power or control over her. According to the judge presiding over the case, Blair was coerced into smuggling the drugs into the jail.
Anthony Powell. According to presiding Judge Hernandez, Powell was largely responsible for his own death. Considering all the factors in this case, Blair was sentenced to two years in prison. Powell had previously been incarcerated for possession of a controlled substance. This time, he was serving a life sentence for stabbing his former mother-in-law to death.
Creative ways of smuggling drugs and other goods. People have found some creative and interesting ways to smuggle things into prison. The most lucrative commodities, of course, are drugs. Just recently, a woman tried to smuggle drugs into a prison with a baby. No, the drugs weren't actually hidden inside the baby; they were inside a helium filled balloon tied to the baby's stroller.
A coloring book. Apparently, the drug Suboxone can be made into a paste. This paste was used to create a very realistic looking coloring book, which was send in to an inmate, addressed "to Daddy." Despite the extremely clever attempt to smuggle in the drugs, the authorities were well aware of this trick, and spotted the contraband right away.
Bird carcasses. If you buy drugs in prison, you just have to accept the fact that they've probably been somewhere disgusting. Such was the case in New Zealand just recently. People were stuffing dead bird carcasses with drugs and then throwing them over prison walls.
Drones. Some of the well-organized, wealthy gangs have money to invest in technology. So, they buy drones. These drones are specifically used for the purpose of delivering drugs to designated locations in prisons. Prison officials are getting better and better at detecting and preventing the illegal drones from making drops, thus making things much more difficult for the cartels.
Vaginal smuggling. Vaginal smuggling is another tried and true technique. One woman was able to successfully smuggle 45 Xanax pills into prison that way. However, when another inmate overdosed on the very same pills two months later, an investigation was launched and she got into a lot of trouble.
Using what God gave you. Well, here's a trick that probably won't work for too many Jewish men. A man in Kentucky was discovered to have hidden a small baggie of cocaine inside his foreskin as he entered prison. That could not have been comfortable.
Methadone. When an inmate died of a methadone overdose, an investigation was launched to determine where the methadone came from. As it turns out, another inmate had soaked his underwear in methadone to the point of saturation. Then, he let it try. He then sold small pieces of the underwear to his fellow inmates for a profit.
Drug-filled foods. Here, you have hollowed out lemon full of the good (or the bad) stuff. There was also an incident involving a heroin filled burrito. As if burritos weren't addictive enough already.
Weave. A Florida inmate got herself into trouble when prison guards noticed how lumpy her weave was. Well, as it turns out, she was hiding OxyContin and Ecstasy under there. that's one wig that really knows how to party.
The war on drugs. It sure doesn't seem like we're getting very far with the war on drugs. Hopefully, the inmates who are drug addicts will have access to the help and support that they need to kick the habit. In the meantime, please, don't fill any more innocent burritos with heroin. It's such a waste of a delicious meal.