Six people charged in an alleged scheme to smuggle contraband into Colquitt County Jail using a fishing hook were among those indicted recently by a Colquitt County grand jury.

The four men and two women are accused of getting knives, drugs and cell telephones into the facility.

At the time of the arrests in February, a Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office investigator said that the inmates inside the jail had four people outside throw socks containing the forbidden materials into the exercise yard at the jail.

Then the inmates would throw out a sock with something inside to give it weight, the sheriff’s office said. That sock was equipped with fishing hooks and attached to a line. When a fishing hook caught the sock containing contraband the inmates pulled it inside through a broken window.

The inmates’ scheme unraveled when a jailer found one of the socks containing prohibited items in the yard.

The inmates were successful on at least two occasions in reeling in contraband, the investigator said. A search turned up one of the socks with string attached to it, knives, drugs and cell phones.

Indicted on a count of conspiracy to commit furnishing prohibited items to inmates were Jason Lee Baird, 27, and Rodney Shane Fulgham, 28, both of 2010 West Blvd.; and Tonya Latrelle Terrell, 36, 314 Third St. S.E.

Indicted on one count each of crossing guard lines with a weapon, possession of prohibited items by inmates and conspiracy to commit furnishing prohibited items to inmates were Baird and Terrell.

Indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit furnishing prohibited items to inmates were: Jamie Dwayne Prosser, 24, 1224 Cool Springs Road, Norman Park; and Brooke Tillman, 19, 1214 Cool Springs Road, Norman Park.

Other counts in the indictment were:

• Baird; illegal use of communication facility and distribution of marijuana.

• Fulgham, illegal use of communication facility and conspiracy to commit furnishing prohibited items to inmates.

• Angel Cruz Crisostomo, 26, 278 Big Bear Blvd., Norman Park; crossing guard lines with drugs.

 

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