Three more charged in jail drug conspiracy
Two inmates and one other person have been charged with the Barry County Jail drug conspiracy discovered by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
On Friday, July 24, corrections officer Matthew A. Hernandez, 24, of Buttefield, was allegedly found to be delivering marijuana to the Barry County Jail for two inmates, Matthew Miller and Norman Baez. The operation was discovered when the Missouri State Highway Patrol got a warrant for a man’s cell phone who was wanted for leaving the scene of an accident.
Text messages on Logan Moore, 18, of Rocky Comfort, and Hernandez indicated that drugs were being exchanged and being taken into the jail for inmates housed there.
Barry County Prosecuting Attorney Amy Boxx filed formal charges against Hernandez on Friday, July 24, for delivery of a controlled substance into a jail, a class C felony. Boxx filed charges against the other three connected with the conspiracy on Thursday, July 30.
The two inmates, Matthew Miller, 22, and Baez, 25, were each charged with delivery or possession of a controlled substance at a county jail.
Logan Moore was arrested last night, August 4, and is currently being held on a $4,900 bond. Moore is charged with conspiracy delivery of prohibited articles on premises.