Jefferson County, AR – September 21, 2020 – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office assisted by The Arkansas Department of Corrections, conducted a search and shakedown at the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center. JCSO Investigators recovered multiple cell phones, improvised weapons (shanks), cell phone chargers, home-made extension cords, tobacco, marijuana and K2 (synthetic marijuana) within the Detention Center. During the search, two detainees (Arnett May and Kemont e Bishop) were identified with contraband on their person and will be charged with possession of a prohibited article.
“We will continue to conduct search operations to ensure the safety of employees and detainees,” said Sheriff Lafayette Woods, Jr. “Any event that we recover contraband at the detention facility means saving a life.”
Contraband is anything not approved by the jail. This includes improvised weapons (“shanks”) that can harm deputies or other prisoners, extra trash that can be a fire hazard, and drugs.