Murder suspect's wife arrested for sneaking contraband

Beaudrot (Source: BCSO)
Beaudrot (Source: BCSO)
McBeth (Source: BCSO)
McBeth (Source: BCSO)

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Officials arrested an inmate's wife after she allegedly brought contraband into the detention center, officials said Tuesday.

According to an incident report, 20-year-old Samantha Beaudrot was arrested and charged with possession of contraband after officers found a cup of illegal substances on Nicholas Scott McBeth after their visit.

During a pat down, Hill-Finklea Detention Center officers found the plastic container of banned materials and immediately sought out Beaudrot to keep her on the jail's campus. During a strip search of McBeth, officers also found a pair of vice grips and a cell phone charger.

McBeth claimed Beaudrot was his wife and told officers she had no knowledge of the vice grips or the cell phone charger.

Officers searched jail phone records for calls to Beaudrot's phone and found several recorded conversations between the couple in which McBeth detailed what Beaudrot needed to sneak into the facility.

Beaudrot was then arrested and booked into the detention center.

McBeth, 22, is an inmate charged with the murder of 20-year-old Larry Jerome Cook.

Cook's body was found on Jan. 3 in Charleston County.

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