Additional Bowie County Correctional Officer Arrested for Bringing Drugs into Jail

An investigation stemming from the April 23 arrest of a correctional officer for attempting to bring marijuana and tobacco into Bowie County Correctional Center had lead to the arrest of two additional suspects.

According to Bowie County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jeff Neal, “Sheree Nicole Wright turned herself in to the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office on an outstanding warrant for Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility. This warrant was issued in connection to a milkshake that Ms. Wright delivered to former Correctional Officer Billy Whitley who was previously arrest for the same charge.”

According to Neal Wright informed Investigator Robby McCarver that this was not the first time she had delivered contraband to the Bowie County Correctional Center using this same method.

“Twice in the early part of April of 2015, Ms. Wright took tobacco and marijuana concealed in a milkshake and delivered it to Correctional Officer Keyandre Thirdgill,” said Neal. “This contraband was to be delivered to inmate Calvin Davis Jr. Information was found during the course of this investigation that corroborated Ms. Wright’s claims. Investigator McCarver then requested that Officer Thirdgill come to the Sheriff’s Office for an interview.”

According to Neal, Officer Thirdgill admitted he had twice received contraband in a frozen drink while working at the Bowie County Correctional Center. “Once was in a milkshake and the other time it came in a frozen coffee.”

“Officer Thirdgill said he was to be paid fifty dollars for each drop, but claims he did not receive payment either time,” said Neal.

Officer Thirdgill who has been employed at the correctional center for around a month was arrested for Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility and booked into the Bi-State Jail.

Bond was set at $30,000 by Judge Gibson Hadaway.

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