A Louisville woman who was also a former Miss Kentucky has been accused of smuggling drugs into an Ohio prison for another inmate.
Kia Hampton, who is 28, got arrested on May 26 in Allen County, Ohio when she was caught attempting to smuggle weed into the Allen Correctional Institution for inmate Jeremy Kelly.
The former beauty queen was crowned Miss Kentucky in 2010 when she was just 21. She was the first black woman to represent Kentucky at the Miss USA pageant that year.
Officers say they obtained enough evidence to carry out a cavity search on her by listening to recorded phone calls at the prison. As she was being questioned she pulled a white balloon filled with drugs out of her pants. When weighed it came to 2.82 grams of weed.
Hampton has been indicted and faces one count of “illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility.” The charge is a third-degree felony that carries a three-year prison sentence.