(6-4-18) Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon released details of an incident that occurred in the Auglaize County Correctional Center last week involving a large amount of suspected heroin being found on an inmate.
On May 28, 2018 at approximately 9:27 P.M. Corrections Officers in the jail were dealing with a female inmate who had been brought in by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The Troopers had arrested the female on an outstanding warrant out of Wood County Ohio for failing to appear.
At one point Corrections Officers saw the female inmate throw an object in the trash and checked to see what it was. They discovered a plastic bag containing suspected drugs that the female allegedly had inserted into a body cavity.
Corrections Officers, Deputies and members of the Auglaize/Mercer County Grand Lake Drug Task Force began an investigation. Preliminary test show the substance to be heroin and a weight in excess of 50 grams.
The female is identified as Jamie L. Clay, age 30 from Richmond, Kentucky. She is currently being held in the Auglaize County Correctional Center on the fugitive warrant and now charges of possession of heroin, excess of 50 grams, a felony of the 1st degree and conveyance of illegal substance into a correctional facility felony of the 3rd degree.
Sheriff Solomon commented:
“this is an awesome job done by the Correctional Officers who have to watch anything and everything and everybody all the time and it would be easy to become complacent in the job they do. However they continue to do a tremendous job every day. 100 grams is a lot of heroin for anyone to have on them let alone bring it into the jail.”
The estimated street value could be as high as $10,000.
The matter remains under investigation by the Drug Task Force, Deputies and The Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.