Four charged in reported drug smuggling operation at Casey County Jail

Four people are facing charges for what is being reported as a drug smuggling operation at the Casey County jail.

According to reports, the Casey County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation at the end of March after drugs were brought into the jail.

The investigation led to the arrest of 25-year-old Jerred Oney, a deputy jailer at the facility.

Also arrested were 35-year-old Samantha Osborn of Bethelridge, 41-year-old Jonathan Cundiff of Liberty, and 37-year-old Christopher Cochran of Liberty.

According to reports, investigators discovered text messages between Osborn and Cundiff, an inmate at the jail, that included plans to sneak a “dip can” and vape pen containing methamphetamine into a deputy jailer’s car.

Reports are that Oney brought the can containing the drugs to Cundiff and Cochran, who was also an inmate at the jail.

Oney reportedly told investigators he thought the can only contained chewing tobacco.

He faces charges of official misconduct and promoting contraband. Cundiff, Cochran, and Osborn are charged with promoting contraband.

The four individuals are currently being held at the Casey County Jail.

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