(Melbourne) – Two men who allegedly conspired to smuggle drugs hidden in a Bible into the Izard County jail are being charged with felony offenses.
Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says 23-year-old Brandon “BJ” Gillaspie and 23-year-old Jeffrey Moser of Melbourne were arrested after attempting to use an unknowing third party to carry prescription pills hidden in the lining of a Bible cover into the Izard County Detention Facility.
Moser is now being charged as a Habitual Offender with Conspiracy to Furnish Prohibited Articles into a Jail Facility, Unlawful Use of a Communication Device, and Possession of a Controlled Substance, and was being held without bond. Gillaspie was charged with Furnishing Prohitibed Articles into a Jail Facility, Conspiracy to Furnish Prohibited Articles, Unlawful Use of a Communication Device, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. His bond on the new charges was set at $5,000.
Sheriff Lawrence said the person who carried the Bible into the jail was not charged.