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2 arrested for smuggling at St. Johns County Jail

8:09 AM, Oct 18, 2012   |    comments
Chelsey Camerone (L), Hana Colson (R)
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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office arrested two women on charges they introduced contraband into the St. Johns County Jail.

Investigators arrested 21-year-old Chelsey Marie Camerone and 29-year-old Hana Marie Colson on charges the two conspired to introduce a controlled substance into the jail through the mail, according to a news release from St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Catherine Payne.  Colson was an inmate at the time of the incident, Payne said.

Last month when corrections deputies saw a female inmate who appeared to be intoxicated an investigation began.  Payne said when corrections deputies searched the jail cells they found a controlled substance determined to be Suboxone.  Suboxone is a controlled substance used to treat opiate addiction.  The drug contains a low dose of opiate to prevent addicts prescribed the drug from experience symptoms of withdrawal.  Suboxone can come in many forms, Payne said, including dissolvable sublingual strips.

Payne said as the investigation into the controlled substance being at the jail progressed, investigators also began looking into a meth lab found at 2599 A1A South.  That investigation began September 14.  Payne said during the investigation detectives determined Camerone was involved in the active production and possession of methamphetamine.  Police arrested Camerone on charges related to her role in the meth lab in addition to a charge of violation of probation.

Hana Colson is charged with possession of drug equipment, fraudulent, illegal uses of credit cards and smuggling contraband.  Her bond is set at $1500.  Chelsey Camerone is charged with possession of drugs, production of drugs, smuggling contraband and violation of probation.  Her bond is also set at $1,500.  Both women are currently being held at the St. Johns County Jail.

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