Around Our Area: Drugs smuggled into jail; Nurse arrested

MOULTRIE — A Colquitt County Jail nurse was arrested on Friday, Dec. 18 after officers who searched her car based on an alert from a police dog found suspected drugs. Officers found suspected methamphetamine and marijuana in the vehicle as well as other contraband that is not allowed inside the facility, Colquitt County Sheriff’s Inv. Jerome Burgess said.

Jennifer Gail Sanchez is employed by Colquitt Regional Medical Center and has worked at the jail providing medical care for inmates for more than a year.

“The canine hit on the car,” Burgess said. “It was a hard hit on the car, according to the canine (handler).”

The scent of the marijuana was sufficient for the less sensitive noses of humans to detect, he said.

Employees who park behind the facility’s guard line are subject to search at any time, Burgess said, but Sanchez also agreed to let officers look through the car.

“We found a package inside the vehicle that contained multiple illegal substances,” he said.

Police said the search turned up about a half ounce of suspected marijuana and one to two grams of suspected methamphetamine. Officers also located cigarette rolling papers, tobacco and cigarette lighters in the package.

Sanchez, 33, has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent, possession of marijuana with intent and bringing contraband across guard lines.

Read More and See Sanchez’ Booking Photo at the Moultrie Observer

Police: Man spied on woman in Pelham tanning bed

Kelli Massey (Mitchell County GA Sheriff's Office)
Kelli Massey (Mitchell County GA Sheriff’s Office)

Police say a man confessed to using his cell phone to spy on a woman while she was using a tanning bed.

Kelli Massey is charged with felony peeping tom and stalking.

The victim said she heard a noise and saw a white cell phone above a wall when she was getting out of a tanning bed at a gym.

Police say Massey’s white phone led them to him.

He was taken to the Mitchell County Jail and released on bond. There was no word on the amount of that bond.


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