Crime

Drug found in Todd Harrell’s mail is sometimes used to treat opioid addiction

Todd Harrell, third from left, enters Judge T. Larry Wilson’s Jackson County courtroom on Monday, August 6, 2018, after being charged with introducing contraband into a correctional facility.
Todd Harrell, third from left, enters Judge T. Larry Wilson’s Jackson County courtroom on Monday, August 6, 2018, after being charged with introducing contraband into a correctional facility. amccoy@sunherald.com

County Court Judge T. Larry Wilson set bond on Monday at $1,000 for an original 3 Doors Down member accused of having six strips of the the drug, Suboxone, mailed to him at the Jackson County jail.

Jackson County deputies arrested Robert Todd Harrell on Friday.

Suboxone is used to treat opiate addictions, and is also a commonly used narcotic on the streets.

His latest arrest related to the Suboxone seizure resulted in his arrest on a charge of introduction of contraband, in this case drugs, into a correctional facility. Jailers had been screening his mail and found the narcotics in a letter sent to him there.

The investigation is continuing.

Jackson County deputies are working with the U.S. Postal Service to identify who sent the drugs to Harrell. Other arrests are pending.

At the time of the contraband seizure, Harrell was already in the Jackson County jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance, domestic violence and felony possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Those charges came after his arrest in June when deputies responded to an alarm call at his home.

Harrell is a convicted felon who served two years in prison in Tennessee for causing a deadly 2013 crash in Nashville. At the time, Harrell had two narcotics in his system. He later testified during that trial that he an addiction to prescription drugs.

Ex-3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell appeared before Jackson County Court on Monday, June 18, 2018, on three counts of possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

Margaret Baker 228-896-0538, margar45
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