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Jail staff find marijuana in Corbin woman’s underwear

A Corbin woman was found to have marijuana hidden in her underwear as she was being booked into the Whitley County Detention Center Wednesday. Vanessa Adams, 32, was arrested on charges of public intoxication, possession of marijuana and promoting contraband after police received...

Sutton gets 30 years for attempting to contract murders at WCDC

A Corbin man will serve 30 years in prison for four counts of interstate murder-for-hire and one count of possession of firearm(s) by a convicted felon. William Timothy Sutton, 55, was sentenced to 360 months of incarceration on Wednesday after he attempted to hire a fellow...

Four out of eight defendants in jail contraband case enter pleas

Eight defendants were scheduled to stand trial Monday morning in connection with an alleged conspiracy to smuggle drugs into the Whitley County Detention Center in 2016, but instead four of them entered plea agreements, and three others were held in contempt of court for failing...
Posted On 16 May 2018

Two of six defendants in jail contraband ring plead

Two of six defendants involved in an alleged conspiracy to traffic drugs into the Whitley County Detention Center last year, pleaded guilty Tuesday morning. On July 17, 2017, a Whitley County Grand Jury indicted Janet L. Lawson, 71, and Woodrow Lawson Jr., 44, Vanessa Bargo, 34,...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018

Grand jury indicts 12 people for engaging in organized crime

A Whitley County Grand Jury indicted 12 people Monday morning in connection with a pair of separate engaging in organized crime schemes that allegedly involved attempts to smuggle drugs into the Whitley County Detention Center over a four-month period. You need to login to view...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017

Seven accused of taking part in latest jail contraband ring

Would you injure yourself or let someone injure you just so you could get drugs? According to Williamsburg police, this is what about half a dozen current or former Whitley County Detention Center inmates are accused of conspiring to do, but one inmate got hurt far worse than...
Posted On 05 Jul 2017

Six arrested in jail contraband conspiracy case

Four Whitley County jail inmates, one inmate’s mother and another’s girlfriend are all facing drug trafficking and promoting contraband charges after deputy jailers found an extremely potent form of crystal methamphetamine, which is also known as “ice,” hidden in a package of...
Posted On 30 Mar 2017

Ex-inmate sues Whitley Co. Detention Center

A Corbin man is suing the Whitley County Detention Center after he was allegedly assaulted last year by other inmates while incarcerated at the jail. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 17 Feb 2017

Eight accused in jail contraband conspiracy

Eight people are facing engaging in organized crime and other charges following their indictment Friday in connection with a conspiracy to smuggle drugs into the Whitley County Detention Center. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us
Posted On 19 Oct 2016

More details come to light in jail contraband case

The mother and the wife of a Whitley County Detention Center inmate allegedly met a woman at the bottom of the hill in front of the jail earlier this month to pick up pills to be delivered to an inmate at the jail, according to testimony Monday morning from Whitley County Jailer...
Posted On 31 Aug 2016
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