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Man smuggled drugs to Metro Corrections inmate

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Louisville Courier Journal

Published 3:38 PM EDT Aug 26, 2019

Man smuggled drugs to Metro Corrections inmate

Police arrested a man Monday they say smuggled drugs to a Louisville Metro Corrections inmate through the mail earlier this month. 

Arrest documents say Ryan Perry, 30, smuggled drugs to Metro Corrections inmate Mikala Jones by soaking a letter's stamp in meth and concealing a small bag of drugs underneath the stamp. 

Police found a letter from Perry to Jones saying, "I did what you asked. I did it exactly how you said. (Right) behind the stamp babe. Don't throw it away. It's a small bag mixed with all kinds of s---. But be careful because I loaded with fentanyl and some coke. So take it easy. I soaked the stamp in meth, so just swallow when done. I'll be sending way more." 

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Perry's arrest citation said officials found the drugs in a "small baggie" under the stamp as indicated and that he "endangered the safety and health of anyone handling the letter." 

Man smuggled drugs to Metro Corrections inmate

Jones has been an LMDC inmate since June 5. She has a drug history, including a marijuana distribution charge and a drug purchase and distribution charge from January 2018. 

Perry is being held at Metro Corrections on a wanton endangerment charge and a contraband promotion charge. He's scheduled to be arraigned Thursday. 

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