By Chris Gregory, Managing Editor

The mother of an inmate at CoreCivic’s Trousdale Turner Correctional Center was arrested Saturday evening and charged with attempting to introduce contraband into the prison.

Amber Leni Bray, 41, of Camden, was arrested by deputies of the Trousdale County Sheriff’s Department and charged with possession of a Schedule VI drug for resale; manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of methamphetamines; and introducing drugs into a penal facility.

Photo courtesy of Trousdale County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests affidavits obtained by The Vidette state that Bray was visiting an inmate, who was later identified by CoreCivic as her son. The inmate was searched before and after the visit and was reportedly found to be in possession of roughly five grams of what was determined to be methamphetamine, as well as two grams of what was believed to be marijuana and 30 grams of tobacco.

Bray was questioned by a CoreCivic correctional officer and reportedly admitted to providing the contraband.

CoreCivic spokeswoman Amanda Gilchrist issued the following statement:

“On Saturday, Dec. 14, visitor Amber Bray was arrested by the Trousdale County Sheriff’s Department after attempting to introduce drugs into Trousdale Turner Correctional Center during a visit with her son. Facility staff turned the contraband over to the sheriff’s department and immediately reported the incident to our partners at the Tennessee Department of Correction.

“CoreCivic has a zero-tolerance policy for the introduction of contraband into our facilities and our actions in this matter reflect that.”

She was booked into the Trousdale County Jail and as of Monday was being held on $25,000 bond. Bray is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on Friday, Jan. 10.

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