Indiana Woman Sentenced for Smuggling Cocaine in Bibles to Jailed Husband

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A woman who smuggled cocaine to her jailed husband inside two Bibles has been sentenced to six months in prison.

Amy M. Duckworth, 28, was sentenced Monday in Huntington Circuit Court.

Judge Pro Tem Tom Hakes gave her four years each on two charges of trafficking with an inmate, and ordered to serve 90 days on each count. The remainder of both terms will be served as probation.

Duckworth, who has three children, does not have a criminal history.

"When I committed this offense, I wasn't thinking about my children," she said, reading from a written statement. "It only took one time to learn a lesson."

Duckworth had admitted to placing bags of cocaine in the spines of two Bibles and having them delivered in March to her husband, Anthony Duckworth, who was in jail on a misdemeanor charge of visiting a common nuisance.

Meanwhile, her 29-year-old husband's sentencing on the same charges as his wife was postponed Monday because of an apparent misunderstanding over a plea agreement.

His defense attorney, John Clifton, said he and Duckworth believed the agreement was that Duckworth would face a maximum of four years in prison, but the wording recommended a sentence of four years.

His sentencing hearing was scheduled for Aug. 14.