Cop Keeps Contraband From Entering Jail

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.