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Published May 20, 2011, 02:45 PM

3 Sentenced for Attempted Drug Smuggling at Grand Forks County Jail

Three people have been sentenced for attempting to smuggle oxycodone into the Grand Forks County jail by hiding the pills in a sanitary pad.

Three people have been sentenced for attempting to smuggle oxycodone into the Grand Forks County jail by hiding the pills in a sanitary pad.

42-year-old Marcellus Beasley was sentenced to a year in jail and two years probation for delivering 10 oxycodone pills to a 29-year-old inmate, Alicia Schrum in September.

Schrum was on work-release at a Grand Forks fast food restaurant at the time. When she returned to jail, employees found the pills in her sanitary pad during a strip search.

Shrum was sentenced to 30 months in jail back in December, 26 of those suspended.

When she was caught with the drugs she had been serving concurrent sentences for property theft and forgery.

According to court documents, 27-year-old Megann Garza-Chin helped set up the drug delivery.

The report says investigators listened to phone calls in which Garza-Chin and Beasley arranged for Beasley to deliver the pills to Schrum.

Garza-Chin was in jail for issuing a check without an account and was days away from the end of her sentence when Schrum was caught.

She was sentenced to 24 months in January, 12 of those suspended.

Charges were dismissed against inmate 29-year-old Lesa Darling.

She confessed to telling Schrum how to hide the drugs.

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