FREESTONE COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) – The Freestone County Sheriff’s Office has completed an investigation where two inmates were caught smuggling drugs into the jail with the help of an outside source.
According to a Facebook post from the sheriff, FCSO learned on Feb. 7 that two female inmates at the jail, along with a male in the free world, were working with each other to smuggle contraband into the jail facility.
After a very quick and easy investigation, authorities say they were able to obtain warrants for the three men.
Two female inmates were already incarcerated on drug charges and now have a second-degree felony count of Engaging in Organized Crime added to extend their stay.
Sheriff Shipley says they quickly narrowed their search to the man.
Four days later, on February 11, several officers executed a criminal warrant for a man they found at a local hotel. He was immediately taken into custody and authorities determined that he was in possession of approximately 57 grams of methamphetamine, individually wrapped and ready for sale.
The male accomplice was charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, a second-degree felony, Prohibited Substances in a Correctional Institution, a third-degree felony, and Manufacture/Delivery Substances, a first-degree felony.
Another man was found in possession of more than one gram of methamphetamine and was arrested for possession of a controlled substance while serving a felony conviction.
Sheriff Shipley finished his post, saying: “That was a lot. I hope you have all of this. If not, don’t worry. We got it and we got them. Good job by good people.”
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