Smuggling operation busted in Washington County

An investigation of a seemingly organized plan to smuggle contraband into the Washington County Jail on Saturday night ended in the arrest of 5 suspects.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office received information through investigative leads, which was then used to thwart attempts of successfully completing the operation now dubbed ‘A SHOT IN THE DARK’.

Jackson Scott Taylor

As the delivery was expected, WCSO deputies and members of the Washington County Drug Task Force secured a perimeter at the Washington County Jail, quickly apprehending the first suspect, who was identified as 22-year-old Jackson Scott Taylor of Bay County.

Kelly Jo Duncan

During the investigation, deputies received information that also led to the arrests of 48-year-old Kelly Jo Duncan of Bay County, 50-year-old Charles “Chucky” Wells of Vernon, 30-year-old Casey William Brock of Vernon, and 35-year-old Robert Oren Donelson of Bay County.

Charles “Chucky” Wells

Casey William Brock

Robert Oren Donelson

All 5 suspects were booked on the charges of introduction of contraband into a detention facility, using a 2-way communication device to facilitate a felony, and criminal conspiracy/solicitation.

If you have any knowledge of crimes being committed, or tips, please contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. You may also contact them anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by email at

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  1. Having talked to my niece on the day in question, and the conversation we had about her dad and how she has been trying to live up to what he wanted her to be, and how she wasn’t working long hrs. Her father my Brother passed away in the middle of last year, and she wasn’t able to attend the family get together here in Phx. Az. and she was truly saddened by it. The conversations I’ve had with other members of the family there and in Indiana have all commented on how hard she has been working towards what her dad expected of her and how he’d be proud of her on how she had turned her life around. I am deeply surprised at this, and very suspicious of the facts concerning her in this matter. Thank You

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