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Two men caught smuggling drugs inside Jackson County Correctional Facility

Posted at 12:37 PM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 13:11:43-05

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Two men were arrested after deputies say they were caught trying to bring multiple drugs to an inmate inside the Jackson County Correctional Facility.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies assisted the Florida Department of Corrections with the investigation on Saturday.

Deputies say inspectors identified an inmate that was expecting the arrival of a variety of contraband to be brought into the Jackson County Correctional Facility.

Investigators were also aware that the contraband was going to be delivered from the St. Petersburg.

Authorities identified the two suspects immediately when they arrived at the institution.

Investigators say Mareo John Davis,46, assisted Alvin Nathaniel Clark, 62, who was in a wheelchair, to the entrance of the institution.

Once Clark entered the facility, Davis attempted to return to the vehicle that they had arrived in.

While Davis was heading back to the vehicle, he was stopped by deputies.

Investigators say a K-9 deputy conducted an air sniff of the vehicle, which indicated a positive alert to the presence of drugs coming from the vehicle.

Investigators then conducted a search of the vehicle where they found a large quantity of suspected synthetic marijuana, known as K2.

The drugs were found in four separate bundles in the vehicle and had packaging indicating that it was to be transported into the institution on Sunday.

Deputies say another package led investigators to believe that Clark was in possession of additional bundles of drugs when he entered the institution.

During a search, investigators found Clark in possession of a large quantity of K2, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, Suboxone and tobacco packaged in four bundles.

Based on the evidence, both suspects were arrested and transported to the Jackson County Correctional Facility.

Clark and Davis are facing a series of charges including introduction of contraband into a secure state institution and possession of multiple illegal drugs with the intent to distribute .

Investigators say other inmates connected to this case were identified during the investigation and have been removed from the general population pending additional charges.