Sabine Parish Detention Center Staff and the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Tactical Narcotics Team investigated illegal narcotics attempting to be brought into the jail.
Warden Berlion Sweet and Assistant Warden Kaylynn Remedies investigated communications of Inmate John Michael Murphy (age-35) and Inmate Steven Edward Renois (age-35) with Wallace Remone Meshell (age-24) of Many.
The investigation revealed Murphy was allegedly conspiring with Renois to get Meshell to assemble a “package” to be brought to them inside the Detention Center.
The Wardens contacted T.N.T. Agents and arranged to intercept the delivery.
T.N.T. Agents had already been investigating Meshell’s illegal narcotic activity for the last two months.
On the morning of December 14th, Warden Sweet and Asst Warden Remedies located approximately 8 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 2 grams of marijuana and 8 Xanax pills hidden in a shampoo bottle and a coffee container.
Simultaneously, T.N.T. Agents located Meshell on Ivanhoe Street in Many. Agents took Meshell into custody and located approximately 2 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 34 grams of marijuana in his possession. Meshell had a prior drug charge conviction on his criminal record.
Meshell was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center for Possession with intent to distribute schedule II (Meth), Possession with intent to distribute schedule I (Marijuana), Second or subsequent offenses.
Criminal conspiracy, Principal to Contraband in penal institutions prohibited, Possession with intent to distribute schedule II (Meth), Possession with intent to distribute Schedule I (Marijuana), Distribution of schedule IV (Xanax).
A warrant for 3-counts of Distribution of schedule II (Meth).
Murphy and Renois were booked for Criminal conspiracy, Attempted Contraband in penal institutions prohibited, Attempted Possession of Schedule II (Meth), Attempted Possession of schedule I (Marijuana).
Meshell received no bond, Murphy’s bond is pending and Renois’ bond was set at $10,000 by the 11th Judicial District Court.
Sheriff Aaron Mitchell commends Warden Sweet and Asst Warden Remedies for their quick-action and tenacity to keep illegal contraband and narcotics from being brought into the Detention Center.
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