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Heroin makes way into jail
FLORESVILLE -- Officials from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office continue their investigation into how a federal prisoner was able to smuggle heroin into the Wilson County Jail here.
Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. said a tip from an inmate March 13 led a jail lieutenant to conduct a search, in which they found 0.03 grams of heroin that belonged to another inmate.
Tackitt said the U.S. Marshals Service, for which these inmates are being housed, is withholding the suspect’s identity.
Tackitt said he suspects the heroin could have been mailed to the prisoner, despite the jail’s policy of screening all incoming mail. He said letters and packages will receive a more thorough inspection before being delivered to their intended recipients.
The sheriff said he does not recall any prior incidents of this type occurring in the Wilson County Jail, but that similar situations arise daily in jails nationwide.
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