Crime & Safety
Dub Brassell Detention Center deputy arrested
Little Rock, Arkansas – According to officials, a detention deputy from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Adult Detention Center was detected bringing drugs into the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Detention Center on Friday and was subsequently arrested.
According to a press release, deputy Joshua Brown, 22, was arrested and lodged into DBDC at around 7:57 p.m. after being discovered by detention supervisors to be hiding a number of unlawful and banned things when he reported working for the evening shift.
Officials said that Brown had intended to smuggle cigarettes, cell phones, chargers, and drugs to a prisoner detained there in exchange for cash.
According to the announcement, the Tri-County Drug Task Force Investigators searched Brown’s car and discovered a gun and multiple magazines.
Possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver it, simultaneous possession of drugs and guns, and furnishing, possessing, or using prohibited items were among the Arkansas Code offenses for which Brown was arrested.
“Thanks to the diligence and attentiveness of our supervisory staff, the introduction of this contraband into the detention center was averted today”, Sheriff Lafayette Woods, Jr. said “We have a zero-tolerance policy against contraband and we will seek the maximum penalty possible for those who choose to ignore it and violate the law. They must know that they will be caught, arrested, and prosecuted to the fullest extent possible. Bringing unauthorized items such as drugs and phones into the detention facility threatens the safety and security of our facility as well as that of those who work and are detained therein.”