BY KEN LITTLE
Information about possible contraband hidden in an area of the Greene County Detention Center lead to a search Friday afternoon by corrections officers and sheriff's deputies -- and the filing of criminal charges against four inmates.
The four men charged were all in the same cell in the C-Pod section of the jail, sheriff's Deputy Chuck Humphreys said.
Charged with possession of a Schedule IV drug, introduction of drugs into a penal facility and possession of drug paraphernalia were Joshua Douglas Svette, 30, of 426 Gibson Road; Derrick Clark McInturff, 28, of 419 Locust St.; Paul Thomas Henderson, 26, of 140 Hidden Meadow Lane; and Marcus Wade Strong, 33, of Chuckey Pike.
A Suboxone strip was found inside a coffee pack in the cell occupied by the four men, Humphreys said.
Also found in the cell was a straw with residue "commonly used for snorting pills," a report said.
Bond for each man was set at $13,000. All four will appear today in General Sessions Court on the charges.
Tobacco, a lighter and prohibited food, was found in the possession of other inmates, who will be subject to internal disciplinary measures at the jail, Humphreys said.
The lockdown and search was prompted by information about illegal items in the jail pod, Humphreys said.
Strong is charged with driving under the influence-seventh offense and violation of the Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender Act in connection with a crash on July 19, 2012, that killed the passenger in a car he was driving. That case is currently pending.
Svette was indicted in September 2012 on charges of driving on a suspended license, evading arrest, reckless endangerment, driving on a suspended license-second offense, and failure to stop at a Stop sign.
Henderson and McInturff are serving sentences for violation of probation.