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Woman found with contraband at jail


By Tom Marshall
Senior Advocate writer

A Mt. Sterling woman faces additional charges after she allegedly tried to bring drug paraphernalia, including a loaded syringe, into the Montgomery County Regional Jail in a body cavity.

Jessica Marie Sedain, 33, of Mt. Sterling, was brought into the jail on drug charges Saturday by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Jailer Eric Jones said jail Sgt. Kayla Webb and deputy Paige Clark had initiated a strip search of Sedain when the drug paraphernalia was found.
Among the items found in a body cavity were two syringes, one of which was loaded with an unspecified substance, a baggie containing xanax and other paraphernalia, Jones said.

He commended Webb and Clark for finding the contraband, which could have proven deadly if the loaded syringe got into the hands of someone who was detoxing from drugs and took too much.

“To some people that may seem insignificant, but in our world it’s a lifesaving issue by not letting it get into the facility with other inmates,” Jones said.

“They did a great job in following policy and procedure and we had a great outcome,” he added.

Preventing the spread of contraband at the jail is a threat staff fight on a daily basis, Jones said, and is not something to be taken lightly as the introduction of the loaded syringe shows.

Sedain is now charged with three counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance involving cocaine, heroin and an unspecified substance, public intoxication of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree promoting contraband.