Most drug busts happen on the outside of a jail but today, a Jackson County jail sargent made a bust on the inside.
On Monday November 20, 2017, Jackson County Jail Seargent Josh Clark located a large amount of drugs on an inmate during the booking process.
While Clark was performing a clothing exchange and search on Shannon Donte Lewis, 34 of Knoxville, Tennessee, he located several bags of drugs hidden on Lewis’ body.
Lewis then started to run toward a restroom in an attempt to flush the drugs down the toilet.
Seargent Clark quickly deployed his Taser on Lewis and it stopped him instantly.
Lewis began to scream loudly while being Tasered which alerted other jail staff to come to Clark’s aid.
All of the drugs were recovered.
Lewis was initially remaindered to the jail by the Indiana State Police on other drug related charges, as well as Operating While Never Receiving a License.
Seargent Clark has filed a request for additional charges of Trafficking, a Level 5 Felony, Dealing Cocaine and Dealing Heroin, both Level 2 Felonies, Dealing a Schedule I Controlled Substance, a Level 6 Felony, and Resisting Law Enforcement, a Class A-Misdemeanor.
Clark was assisted by Jail Officer Joe Barnes, Seargent David Ridlen, Jail Nurse Ed Rutan, Jail Commander Charlie Murphy, and Detective Ben Rudolph.