District Court

BROOKVILLE — An inmate at the Jefferson County Jail was charged after being found with 78 doses of LSD, one-half ounce of meth, one-half ounce of cocaine, and a glass pipe under her hair weave.

Around Jan. 11, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office was contacted about the use and sales of controlled substances at the Jefferson County Jail.

When Jefferson County Drug Task Force agents went to the jail to meet with inmates and staff, staff said they were aware of recorded messages from inmates 26-year-old Veronica Vqrankovich and 27-year-old Heather Six were using lysergic acid diethyl amide, or LSD, while at the jail. Both inmates had also given written statements to prison officials that they had used LSD and that fellow inmate 29-year-old Carema Lashandra Brown had provided it to them.

The inmates said that around 4 p.m. Jan. 8, Brown kept asking the two other inmates about using LSD. During that discussion, Six said Brown said to them, “Y’all sound bored over there. Get on my level.”

Then, she threw a pad with four hits of acid to them. A short time later, they were provided an envelope with two more doses for each.

In addition to interviews, agents also found a written note from Brown to the inmates.

Both inmates were urine tested for controlled substances but the results are not yet known.

Carema Lashandra Brown, 29, 578 Service Center Road, Brookville, is charged by the Jefferson County Drug Task Force with five felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver, four felony counts of contraband, as well as six misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and three counts of possession of a controlled substance. Brown waived all charges to the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas during a preliminary hearing Feb. 2.

Brown continues to be held on $100,000 cash bail.

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