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Two arrested for attempting to smuggle contraband into county jail

Pine Bluff, Arkansas – Two individuals were arrested for attempting to smuggle contraband at the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Detention Center, the adult jail in Jefferson County. The suspects, a 43-year-old man named Andrew Harris and a 27-year-old woman named Yasmine Dunlap, were apprehended following a detailed investigation. This operation was a joint effort by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Tri-County Drug Task Force, showcasing their dedication to upholding law and order within the facility.

The investigation revealed that Harris and Dunlap had made multiple attempts to smuggle items into the detention center. Their persistent efforts caught the attention of the authorities, leading to a thorough probe into their activities. The specifics of what they were trying to smuggle, however, have not been disclosed.

During a probable cause hearing held on Friday, the bail for both Harris and Dunlap was set at $10,000 each. This development underscores the seriousness with which the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is treating this case.

Sheriff Lafayette Woods Jr., in a statement, emphasized the department’s unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and integrity of their detention facilities. He said, “This arrest, like others in the past, speaks to our commitment to the public in pursuing charges against those who threaten the security of our detention facilities. We have a zero-tolerance policy against contraband, and we will seek the maximum penalty possible for those who choose to ignore it and violate the law.”

Sheriff Woods’ statement further highlighted the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office’s dedication to maintaining high standards of integrity and professionalism. The department’s resolve to take decisive action against any violation of their policies or the law stands as a warning to anyone contemplating similar acts. This incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing efforts by law enforcement agencies to combat illegal activities, especially those that compromise the security of correctional facilities.

Nathan Kim



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