Two accused of trying to sneak drugs into jail hidden in Bible | Crime
According to the 10 Commandments, thou shalt not kill nor steal.
According to the Izard County Sheriff’s Department, thou shalt not try to sneak drugs into the jail using a Bible.
That’s what Jeffery Chase Moser, 23, and Brandon Joe "B.J." Gillaspie, 23, both of Melbourne are accused of trying to do.
According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, Gillaspie hid hydromorphone pills in the lining of a Bible cover. Sheriff Lawrence says Gillaspie then gave the Bible to a third party to take to Moser who was in jail. The attempt landed Gillaspie behind bars with his friend.
Moser, who was being held on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation, was additionally charged as a habitual offender with conspiracy to furnish prohibited articles into a facility, a Class C felony; unlawful use of a communication device, a Class C felony; and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance. He is being held in the Izard County Detention Facility without bond.
Gillaspie was charged with furnishing prohibited articles into a correction facility, a Class B felony; conspiracy to furnish prohibited articles, a Class C felony; unlawful use of a communication device, a Class C felony; possession of drug paraphernalia to conceal a controlled substance, a Class D felony; and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance. He was released after posting $5,000 bond.
Photos provided by the Izard County Sheriff's Department.