Cop Keeps Contraband From Entering Jail
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Two men who were allegedly attempting to introduce drugs into the Cannon County Jail were apprehended by a Woodbury police officer on June 11.

Patrolman John Fesmire stopped the two defendants, Ernest Brian Osment and Marlin Christopher Prater, less than a mile from the jail on Doolittle Road.

Osment stated the two were headed to the jail. Patrolman Fesmire found in their possession a bag containing several white pills identified as a prescription-only drug. The bag containing the drugs was found wrapped in a bag of tobacco dropped from Osment’s vehicle during a traffic stop.

Osment, of 667 Will Daniel Rd., Woodbury, and Prater, of 261 Rains Ridge Rd., Woodbury, were each charged with possession of a Legend drug and conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal institution.

Total bond for both defendants was set at $6,000. Each is scheduled to make their initial court appearance on July 26.

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June 22, 2011 at 5:57pm
Way is tobacco allowed in a taxpayer building any way.That is jail make them feel like it is a jail,maybe someone should contact Sheriff Joe in Arizona an get his handbook on how to run a jail.
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June 23, 2011 at 6:20am
The sheriff does have a no tobacco product policy for inmates at the jail. However, it is not illegal for adults to possess tobacco. It is illegal for adults to possess prescription drugs without a prescription, wherever they are. It is also illegal to attempt to introduce said drugs into the jail.
June 23, 2011 at 7:10am
Kevin, Does that include county owned vehicles are not allowed tobacco also.
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June 23, 2011 at 7:19am
That question is off the topic of this article. You should check with the heads of the various county departments who have county-owned vehicles at their disposal for use by either themselves or the employees under their supervision to find out what their tobacco policies are.
June 23, 2011 at 10:12am
Mr. Tenpenny,
If you can do a better job then run for sheriff next election. It is always easier to tell someone how to fix things instead of taking mattters into your own hands and help sovle the problems.
June 23, 2011 at 1:52pm
He can not run for sheriff there would be a conflict of intrest there.Half his family locked up in cannon county
June 23, 2011 at 7:38pm
I did not say any thing about the Sheriff.just ask a question.an to billf no last name ,no creditabilty.
June 24, 2011 at 7:37am
and to you, you have whole family of convicts so you really have no creditabilty. only matter of time till we see your name on court dockets
June 24, 2011 at 5:49pm
billfI I looked at 70 arrest an located one Tenpenny name,I would like to keep this debate going but I refuse to take advange of mentally challenge people.

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