Inmates accused of hiding pills in socks - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Inmates accused of hiding pills in socks

Joseph Paul Smith (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office) Joseph Paul Smith (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)
Seth A. Withrow (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office) Seth A. Withrow (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)
BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Two inmates face new charges after a jailer reported finding drugs in their socks, Baxter County authorities said Tuesday.

Joseph Paul Smith, 28, of Mountain Home and Seth Andrew Withrow, 27, of Midway are each charged with furnishing, possessing or using prohibited articles; and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance.

Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said a jailer “observed suspicious activity inside a holding cell and went in to check two inmates confined together there.”

During a search of the two men, the jailer reportedly found clonazepam and alprazolam pills hidden in the men’s socks.

Montgomery said it is not known who smuggled the drugs into the jail.

Smith has been locked up since Jan. 11 on other drug charges and a probation violation. Withrow has been in jail since Jan. 22 for a probation violation and a court-mandated sentence.

Both men remain at the Baxter County Detention Center on $5,000 bond for the new charges, awaiting a Jan. 26 circuit court appearance.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Arkansas State University convention center coming soon

    Arkansas State University convention center coming soon

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:07 PM EST2017-11-18 02:07:11 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 8:43 AM EST2017-11-18 13:43:07 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    After presenting a request to get their Embassy Suites Hotel and convention center up and running, the O’Reilly group received the green light from the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission. However, not without certain stipulations in that request.

    After presenting a request to get their Embassy Suites Hotel and convention center up and running, the O’Reilly group received the green light from the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission. However, not without certain stipulations in that request.

  • Downtown businesses help out City Youth Ministries

    Downtown businesses help out City Youth Ministries

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-18 02:22:20 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 9:55 PM EST2017-11-18 02:55:05 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The holidays are just around the corner and businesses in downtown Jonesboro spent Friday evening giving back to kids in the community.

    The holidays are just around the corner and businesses in downtown Jonesboro spent Friday evening giving back to kids in the community.

  • FCC to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls

    FCC to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:40 PM EST2017-11-18 02:40:38 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 9:51 PM EST2017-11-18 02:51:13 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    The Attorney General of Arkansas was successful in getting the Federal Communications Commission’s to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls.

    The Attorney General of Arkansas was successful in getting the Federal Communications Commission’s to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls.

Powered by Frankly