LC jail investigating contraband smuggling

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
All Limestone County jail inmates, including trustees, are being kept strictly within the jail facility while Sheriff Dennis Wilson conducts an investigation into a problem with contraband that surfaced three weeks ago.
The situation was revealed at the commissioners court’s meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 8, when two department heads said their respective facilities were woefully in need of yard work, something the county depends heavily on inmates to do.
“I’m trying to do everything by myself,” said Fairgrounds manager Kenneth Ellis, who relies on inmate trustees not only to cut the grass but to do much of the work needed at the show barn for its many events.

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