Police have charged Michael Jones with murder after he smuggled methadone into a Kentucky prison, gave it to other inmates and caused the fatal overdose of fellow prisoner, Corey McQueary.
Jones, who was initially imprisoned for a DUI charge, had been out on a court-ordered furlough and came back to the Jessamine County Detention Center with a pair of underwear soaked in methadone. He then gave pieces of his undies to other cellmates, unbeknownst to jailers.
“If something is in their garment and it’s colorless, odorless, it would be very difficult, almost impossible to detect from the naked eye,” jailer Jon Sallee told reporters.
In addition to the murder charge, Jones is facing charges of promoting contraband and possession of a controlled substance.