Tobacco smuggling prompts charge
A Chippewa Falls woman working as a contracted jail employee is accused of smuggling chewing tobacco to an inmate at the Eau Claire County Jail.
Michelle R. Herrmann, 44, 10834 161st St., was charged Tuesday in Eau Claire County Court with a felony count of delivering illegal articles to an inmate. She is free on a $1,500 signature bond and returns to court Feb. 12. According to the criminal complaint:
Jailers received information Dec. 16 that there was a kitchen staff employee providing tobacco products to inmates. An anonymous inmate said chewing tobacco was being brought to the jail from an outside source.
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