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Mother accused of smuggling drugs in tampons to daughter in jail

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A mother of a prison inmate has been arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs to her daughter in jail through tampons applicators.  

Investigators said Brandi Miller was already in jail on accusations of identity theft for raiding two Portland mailboxes. They said Miller called her mother Elizabeth Sparkman and asked her to find some way to get her drugs.

Officials said back in March, Sparkman had stuffed prescription drugs into two tampon applicators and taped them to the back of a toilet bowl at the East County Health Center in Gresham. Miller was later set to visit that health center.

Investigators said Miller asked for a bathroom break and found the drugs her mother had put there earlier. Officials said they discovered the prescription drugs shortly after.

Investigators said there was also a second attempt with prescription drugs and meth made by Sparkman at a different Multnomah County Health Center.

Officials said they had been listening to Sparkman and Miller’s jail phone conversations and were able to stop the second attempt.

Sparkman later pleaded guilty to smuggling the drugs. 

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