Man charged with bringing marijuana into Pike County Jail

Published 6:41 am Tuesday, November 5, 2019

A Pike County man has been charged with distribution of a controlled substance after allegedly bringing marijuana into the Pike County Jail.

Desmond Keyon Mitchell, 19, was charged Friday and booked into the Pike County Jail on Friday on $7,500 bond.

“It was a small amount of marijuana that he tried to sneak into the jail,” said Capt. Bob Williamson.

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Williamson said the charge comes due to the nature of the crime, as Mitchell allegedly attempted to furnish the drugs within the jail.

Mitchell has been released on bond.