Affidavit: Polk Co. woman tried to smuggle meth in to jail inmate

Shelby Waldrep (Source: Polk County Jail)
Shelby Waldrep (Source: Polk County Jail)

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - A 21-year-old Polk County woman wound up in jail herself and facing three felony charges after she allegedly tried to smuggle methamphetamine in to an inmate at the jail Wednesday.

Shelby Faith Waldrep is still being held in the Polk County Jail on felony charges of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance between 1 and 4 grams, bringing a prohibited substance into a correctional facility, and engaging in organized criminal activity. Collectively, her bail has been set at $60,000.

According Sgt. Troy Laning of the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Waldrep was caught when she was delivering medicine to the jail nurse to be delivered to one of the inmates. When the jail officials searched the medical supplies, they found meth hidden inside.

One of the affidavits stated that that jail officials can show recorded conversations between Waldrep and Tony Garner. During the conversations, the two people allegedly collaborated on a plan for Waldrep to smuggle meth into the jail.

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