Bradley County deputies say they caught jail smugglers in the act

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Bradley County Sheriff’s Department have charged four people in a scheme to smuggle drugs into the jail.

Investigators say they spotted two women on security cameras acting strangely outside the jail.

When deputies went to check them out, they found a string dangling from the top floor of one of the Pods inside the jail.

Attached to the string was a series of straws stuck together with duct tape.

Inside the straws, they found prescription pills, marijuana, tobacco and matches.

They traced the string to an inmate inside who had made a hole in his jail cell window.

Deputies also charged another women waiting in a vehicle outside.

Here are the charges:

 

  • Kersha Lethania Kendricks, 29: Possession of Schedule II, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Introduction into a Penal Facility, and Drug Paraphernalia
  • Tabatha Leshae Smartt, 28: Possession with Intent to Distribute, Introduction into a Penal Facility, and Drug Paraphernalia
  • Sharon Castile, 48: Accessory after the Fact
  • Johnny Lynn Harrison (inmate), 38: Introduction into a Penal Facility
Kersha Kendrick

Kersha Kendrick

Tabatha Smart

Tabatha Smart

Sharon Castile

Sharon Castile

 

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