Springfield man accused of bringing drugs into Clark County Jail

Feb 02, 2018
  • By Keisha Rowe
  • Staff Writer
Jimmarko L. Shepherd appears in Clark County Municipal Court. Jeff Guerini/Staff Writer

A Springfield man has been accused of bringing drugs into the Clark County Jail.

Jimmarko L. Shepherd, 23, pleaded not guilty to charges of illegal conveyance of drugs into a government facility in the Clark County Municipal Court on Tuesday. His bond was set at $10,000.

DETAILS: Springfield man in Tennessee plane crash in stable condition

According to court records, officials at the Clark County Jail were conducting a regular search of the pods in the jail when Shepherd was found sleeping on a daybed. When officers woke him up, they said Shepherd was reluctant to get off the bed.

Upon searching his jail-issued sleeping mat, officers allegedly found a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana concealed in toilet paper. Further inspection led officers to allegedly find a hole cut in the mat with a milk carton inside. Another clear bag containing the same leafy substance allegedly was found inside, according to reports.

Shepherd was questioned, but claimed the substances belonged to other inmates who left them inside the pod when they left the previous day.

3 QUICK CRIME READS

12-year-old Logan County student accused of bringing suspected fentanyl to school

Springfield woman accused of driving drunk with baby, 3 children

Man found shot outside Springfield Kroger identified