Drug Trafficking Investigation at Henderson County Jail Leads to Another Arrest

Henderson County Police arrested a suspect on a Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force drug trafficking warrant after locating them at a vacant home on Saturday.

Posted: Oct 5, 2021 5:36 AM
Updated: Oct 5, 2021 1:13 PM

On October 2nd, Henderson Police arrested 58-year-old Richard Alan Stewart after locating him in a vacant lot on the 900 block of Powell Street during a trespassing complaint about a possibly naked man.

Stewart was advised of his warrants to a PNTF investigation. Stewart is the fourth person to be arrested in connection to an incident where a Henderson Jail Deputy was paid money to bring in contraband and drugs into the Henderson County Detention Center.

Officers found a plastic bag containing several grams of suspected meth along with a bundle of cash next to Stewart.

He was placed under arrest and was charged on a Parole Violation Warrant along with Trafficking a Controlled Substance.

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Back in July, Deputies indicated Deputy Jailer Jason Evans for Trafficking a Controlled Substance to inmates.

According to documents, Evans was approached by an inmate, Colby Pruitt, about making some extra cash. Evans was given a phone number and told to call "his guy." If Evans delivered a package of meth and tobacco into the HCDC, he would be paid $200.

Official documents also indicate, Evans met with the guy on the outside and picked up a package, along with $100.

Investigators intercepted the package before Evans could deliver it to the inmate. It contained 10 grams of meth wrapped inside the tobacco.

This investigation is still on-going at this time as other inmates are believed to be involved.

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