Houston Co. Investigates Two Jail Smuggling Cases | Crime
Two men and one woman were arrested on multiple felony charges after Houston County detention officers say they found narcotics within a letter meant for a detainee.
That's the second instance of substance smuggling at the Houston County Sheriff's Office Detention Center in less than a week.
Ashley Mock of Perry, Jered McCain of Fort Valley and James Tolbert of Warner Robins were arrested Tuesday, according to a release.
McCain was already in jail on charges related to Financial Card Fraud and Violation of Probation Superior Court.
The three are now being held without bond at the jail.
Last Friday, two men were accused of attempting to smuggle prescription drugs into Houston County's detention center, according to a release.
A detention officer found a substance in a letter sent to Sonny Bennett of Macon. He was already being held on charges for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana as well as a state warrant for bail jumping.
Investigators believe his father, Terry Bennett, conspired with his son to buy drugs and have them sent to the jail.
Terry Bennett is charged with: use of communication device of correctional facility to obtain illegal drugs, possession of controlled substance by prisoner, two counts of conspiracy to violate control substance, possession of schedule III, IV, V and possession with intent to distribute schedule III, IV, V.
Sonny Bennett is charged with use of communication device of a correctional facility to obtain illegal drugs, possession of controlled substance by prisoner, two counts of conspiracy to violate control substance, possession of schedule III, IV and V.
Father and son are being held without bond.