Mother smuggles drugs for daughter hidden in tamponsBy Mason White 10:02 AM October 16, 2015
|The tampons at the dental office|
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested after attempting to bring drugs to her daughter hidden in her tampons.
53-year-old Elizabeth Kay Sparkman of Oregon, filled her tampons with methamphetamine and oxycodone to give to her daughter who was incarcerated.
Sparkman pleaded guilty to a charge of drug smuggling after she was arrested trying to handoff the care package to her daughter, 29-year-old Brandi Lynn Miller.
The two conspired to the drug smuggling on a series of phone calls before Miller was due to visit a dentist.
Sparkman placed the drugs into two tampon applicators and hid it in the back of the toilet in a dental office in Gresham, where her daughter was to be transported for her appointment.
However, the care package fell to the floor and the drugs were discovered by police officers who transported the daughter to the dentist.
The mother and daughter planned to do it again three days later at her second dental visit, but when Sparkman arrived, Multnomah County Sheriff’s deputies were ready and waiting.
Sparkman confessed to the crime and was arrested along with a care package that contained 2 tampons, one containing one gram of methamphetamine and another with 18 oxycodone pills.
Sparkman was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail. She will be allowed to serve her sentence at an inpatient substance abuse program.
Miller, who was serving a sentence of 4 years in prison on a charge of identity theft for running through people’s mailboxes, received an additional eight months in prison for the smuggling scheme with her mother and for another incident in which she was caught with a cup of methamphetamine hidden in her private parts.