Deputies thwart alleged drug smuggling plan

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. (PRESS RELEASE) - An investigation of a seemingly organized plan to smuggle contraband into the Washington County Jail on Saturday night ended in the arrest of five suspects.

Washington County Sheriff’s officials say they received information through investigative leads, which was then used to thwart attempts of successfully completing the operation now dubbed ‘A SHOT IN THE DARK’.

As the delivery was expected, WCSO deputies and members of the Washington County Drug Task Force secured a perimeter at the Washington County Jail, quickly apprehending the first suspect, who was identified as 22-year-old Jackson Scott Taylor of Bay County.

During the investigation, deputies received information that also led to the arrests of 48-year-old Kelly Jo Duncan of Bay County, 50-year-old Charles “Chucky” Wells of Vernon, 30-year-old Casey William Brock of Vernon, and 35-year-old Robert Oren Donelson of Bay County.

All 5 suspects were booked on the charges of introduction of contraband into a detention facility, using a 2-way communication device to facilitate a felony and criminal conspiracy/solicitation.