Bi-State Inmate Charged with Allegedly Trading Meth for 3 Bags of Popcorn


A Bowie County inmate is being charged with allegedly having a prohibited substance in a correctional facility, a class 3 felony.

According to a probable cause affidavit that was used to create the following account, Captain Brian Jones of LaSalle Corrections had an inmate come to him November 20, 2014 and advise that he could trade commissary with inmate Jessie Hull for methamphetamine. Captain Jones advised the informant to get the commissary and make the trade.

Thee affidavit alleges the informant bought three bags of popcorn and made an exchange through a food slot. “Jessie Hull took the popcorn and then retrieved a small green zip lock baggie and gave it to the informant.”

The informant then gave it to Jones who inspected the baggie and found it to contain a small amount of crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine. A NIK test kit later showed a positive reaction for the presence of methamphetamine.

According to the affidavit the transaction was recorded on jail security cameras.

Prohibited Substance in a correctional facility carries a jail term of not more than 10 years or less than 2 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

Prob Cause Affidavit Meth in Jail

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