Drugs Smuggled into County Jail, Discovered During Search

CLEBURNE COUNTY, Ark. - Detectives from the Cleburne Sheriff's office say a small amount of methamphetamine has been located in a Cleburne County work release vehicle. County officials say it was believed to have been in the possession of a work release inmate who had come from the jail.  

Detectives believe that there may be a larger amount of methamphetamine inside the Cleburne County Jail that had been smuggled in on Nov. 7.  

Officials say the contraband was brought into the jail concealed in a body cavity. Detectives, along with deputies and jailers conducted a thorough search of the housing pod where the work release inmates are housed.  

The official report states that during the search, just over 30 grams of methamphetamine were located in the possession of one inmate (most of which was in one container), who was identified as Jamie Heaver.  

Detectives say Heaver was charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine with the purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, and furnishing, possessing, or using prohibited articles. 

The investigation is ongoing.


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