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Deputies: Pair removed jail phones to sneak in contraband

Todd Finklea and Kelly Waldrop (Source: Pickens Co. Detention Center) Todd Finklea and Kelly Waldrop (Source: Pickens Co. Detention Center)
PICKENS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Two people have been charged after phones were removed from the visiting room of a county jail to allow contraband to be passed to inmates, according to a report from the Pickens County Sheriff's Office.

On Sept. 16, officers at the Pickens County Detention Center noticed the phones in the visiting room not working and found that three of them had been removed from their housings, allowing contraband to be passed through, the report said.

Officers looked at video of the visiting room and identified Kelly Waldrop, 24, and Todd Finklea, 24, as the people who removed the phones, the incident report stated.

Deputies said they asked Waldrop and Finklea to come in and give a written statement about the incident, but they never responded.

Finklea was arrested in late September and Waldrop was taken into custody on Dec. 11, jail records said.

Waldrop and Finklea have been charged with furnishing contraband in jail and malicious injury to jail property, according to online jail records from the Pickens County Sheriff's Office.

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