Woman charged with sneaking drugs to jailed son

By Abby Morris
Star Staff
amorris@starhq.com

   A 38-year-old woman was arrested over the weekend after she reportedly attempted to sneak a controlled substance to her son who is currently incarcerated in the Carter County Jail.
   Mary Beth Oaks, 38, 1151 Blue Springs Rd., was taken into custody on Sunday by jailers at the Carter County Jail and charged with the possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance and the introduction of contraband into a penal facility, which is a Class C felony.
   Her son, Brandon Douglas Honeycutt, 18, 118 Bob Taylor Rd., was charged with the possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance in connection with the incident.
   According to reports by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputies Dennis Leonard and Jesse Booher, who both work as jailers at the detention facility, Oaks was visiting her son when Booher saw her pass something through a hole in the wall to Honeycutt.
   Leonard entered the inmate's visitation area and found Honeycutt with two peach-colored pills which were later identified as Xanax.
   At the same time Leonard went into the inmate's visitation area, Booher approached Oaks about what he had observed. During the investigation, Oaks was also found to have marijuana in her possession.
   Both Oaks and Honeycutt are scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on Jan. 2, 2004.