Matthew L. Dufner

Springfield inmate allegedly had carfentanil inside Clark County Jail

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Matthew L. Dufner, 28, of 1530 N. Belmont Ave., is facing counts of drug abuse, possession of drug abuse instruments and illegal conveyance of drugs onto the grounds of a specified governmental facility. He is expected to appear in the Clark County Municipal Court at 10:30 a.m. today.

In May, Dufner and another inmate were coming out of one of the pods at the jail when the inmate mouthed to deputies: “He has a needle,” according to court records. Deputies then walked Dufner to a common area where he allegedly told them he was “dope sick” and needed to throw up in the bathroom. Deputies told him he could use a nearby trash can, but he allegedly refused.

Dufner then allegedly dropped some items he was holding, including an orange cap to a syringe, records said. Dufner was clinching his hand very tightly and deputies noticed he was concealing something. He eventually opened his hand and a small clear baggie with a white clear substance hit the floor, records said. Dufner was then placed in hancuffs and a syringe was found in his blanket, records said. He was then placed into isolation.

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Inmates in the pod told deputies Dufner had a syringe and a baggie with powder and was trying to shoot up in the pod restroom. The inmates pushed him out of the pod when they noticed he was trying to use drugs, court records said.

No charges were filed at the time pending lab results. In August, results showed the substance was a mixture of fentanyl and carfentanil. A warrant was filed for Duffner and he was arrested by deputies on Friday and remains in the Clark County Jail.

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