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Search in at the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center results with phones, weapons recovery

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Pine Bluff, Arkansas – A search that took place on Monday resulted with multiple cell phones, improvised weapons (shanks), and cell phone chargers recovered from the cells.

According to the officials, Sheriff’s office officers assisted by the Tri-County Drug Task Force and the Arkansas Department of Corrections Central K-9 Unit conducted the details search in the detention center. The confiscated contraband was found in the cells and day rooms where detainees are housed.

“We are committed to conducting such random, yet organized, search operations because contraband, like the items found on Monday, leads to the disruption of order and security in the detention center,” said Sheriff Lafayette Woods, Jr.

In a recent inspection, officials also managed to discover new and very bold method of introducing drug contraband into the detention facility. According to them, certain pieces of mail that have been addressed to prisoners had been laced by soaking the paper with cannabis oil / Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

“We will continue to conduct searches like these to ensure the safety of our employees and the detainees,” said Sheriff Woods.  “Anyone who is identified as a suspect or as an accomplice will be arrested and a case file submitted to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for the filing of formal charges.”

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