Arrests Made For Attempt To Smuggle Drugs Into Jail

Fentress Co. Sheriff Michael Reagon and officers from his department are shown with a quantity of drugs which was intercepted as an attempt was made to smuggle them into the Fentress County Jail. Three people were charged in connection with the attempt, along with an inmate currently in custody at the facility. Shown above, left to right: K-9 Officer Derek Richards, K-9 Officer Anthony Gunter; Detective Jerry Mifflin, Sheriff Michael Reagon, and Detective Jimmy Markwood.

An ongoing investigation led to the arrest of three people on January 4, 2018 and added new charges to an inmate who is currently incarcerated in the Fentress County Jail.

Tyler Brannon of Jamestown, Belinda Gunter of Clarkrange, and Savanna Smith of Crossville were each charged with

•Conspiracy with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance,

•Conspiracy to Introduce Contraband and Controlled Substance Into a Penal Institution.

•Possession of Meth Over .5 grams with Intent to Deliver in a Drug Free School Zone.

• Possession of Schedule II with intent to deliver in a Drug Free School Zone.

•Possession of Schedule III with intent to deliver in a Drug Free School Zone.

•Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

All three subjects are being held at the Fentress County Jail under a $75,000 bond, pending a hearing in General Sessions Court on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Also charged in the incident was inmate Justin Todd Smith of Deer Lodge, who was charged with Conspiracy to Introduce Contraband and Controlled Substance into a Penal Institution.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.