Inmate Caught With Heroin at Jefferson County Jail Waives Hearing

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – An inmate who was reportedly caught in possession of heroin at the Jefferson County Jail waived his hearing in court on Tuesday.

Court documents indicate the following charges against 20-year-old Brenton Scott Rodkey, of Karthaus, were waived for court on Tuesday, April 6:

– Contraband/Controlled Substance, Felony 2
– Possession of Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor
– Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor

The charges have been transferred to the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas.

The charges stem from an incident at the Jefferson County Jail earlier this year.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 12:18 p.m. on May 22, Punxsutawney-based State Police were dispatched to the Jefferson County Jail after suspected heroin was discovered in an inmate’s possession.

At the scene, police spoke to a corrections officer who reported that Brenton Rodkey was transferred to the Jefferson County Jail from the Clearfield County Jail around 10:33 a.m.

The officer reported that when Rodkey’s belongings were searched, a small stamp bag of heroin was discovered in his wallet. The stamp bag was then seized and placed in evidence while Rodkey was processed, the complaint states.

The charges were filed against Rodkey through Magisterial District Judge Gregory M. Bazylak’s office on November 25.

Court documents indicate Rodkey is currently serving a sentence of six months to one-year confinement at Camp Hill SCI on one second-degree misdemeanor count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.


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