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Falling dentures spoil bride's plan to pass drugs to jailed groom with a kiss

WBIR.com, August 1, 2013

(WBIR - Huntsville, TN) A bride to be ended up behind bars with her intended groom, after deputies caught on to her plans to pass drugs to him during their kiss.

According to the Scott County Sheriff's Department, Brita West came to the detention center in Huntsville to marry prisoner Willard Tinch on Sunday.

While she was being searched, she asked an officer how she would be able to kiss Tinch after the ceremony. While she was talking, the officer noted that West's dentures kept falling down, and saw that West had a package in her mouth.

The package was searched, and inside, officers found a package of methamphetamine and two suboxone strips.

West gave officers permission to search her purse and car, and they found more meth, a couple of syringes, and a dollar bill folded with a crushed pill that has not been identified yet.

West is charged with Possession of drug paraphernalia, Possession of meth more than .5 grams, Possession of Schedule 3, and Introducing drugs into a county institution.

She's being held on a $25,000 bond.