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Henderson inmates caught smuggling contraband into jail

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Antelmo Juarez. Source: Henderson County Detention Center Antelmo Juarez. Source: Henderson County Detention Center
Russell Yerden. Source: Henderson County Detention Center Russell Yerden. Source: Henderson County Detention Center

The Henderson County Detention Center officials say they caught inmates smuggling contraband into the jail.

Five inmates were transferred from the Pendleton Maximum Security Prison unit to the Henderson County Detention Center on Friday. Jail officials suspected they were making international phone calls from a cell phone and confirm that they were.

Antelmo Juarez, is under arrest after investigators say he smuggled a sim card and marijuana into the jail through his body cavity.

Henderson County jail officials say it's not uncommon to find prisoners hiding objects inside them.

"The inmates use that because they know we have to have probable cause and we have to have communication, authorization from a judge, and a physician to allow a medical professional to go internally and look for these items. It takes a lot of time," said Colonel Amy Martin with the detention center.

Russell Yerden was also charged. He surrendered a cell phone to officers.

Both are charged with possession of contraband. Jail officials tell us this type of contraband could be used for bartering or as an aid in escape.

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