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13-168 “Fishing Expedition” Leads To Multiple Charges Of Introducing Contraband Into A County Detention Facility

Who:
Pinelllas County Sheriff’s Office
-Detention and Corrections Bureau
-Detention Investigations Unit
-K9 Unit

Inmates charged:

Mark Matthew Keating “Red”
9/29/67
Docket #1495883

Phillip William Henderson
11/17/74
Docket #1552714

Civilian charged:

Eric Scott Snook
7/8/72
8501 52nd Street N. Apt. 2F
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Docket #1557747

What:  Three men have been charged with Introduction of Contraband into a County Detention Facility at the Pinellas County Jail.

Where:  Pinellas County Jail (Central Division)
14400 49th Street North
Clearwater, FL

When:  Monday, 7/29/2013 at approximately 9:00 p.m.

How/Why:

Three men have been charged with Introduction of Contraband into a County Detention Facility at the Pinellas County Jail this week.

At least two inmates and one civilian concocted a scheme where the inmates would lower a nylon rope from the sixth floor recreation yard of the detention facility to a subject waiting outside on the ground.  The subject outside would in turn tie contraband to the rope so the inmates could pull it up through a rain drainage hole on the top floor.

Members of the Detention Investigations Unit recently received a tip from other inmates this activity may be occurring.

After a failed attempt to bring in contraband this past Monday, the Detention Investigations Unit discovered a grocery sized bag hanging from the fourth floor of the facility.  Inside the bag was approximately 29 grams of marijuana (valued near $1,500 in the jail), tobacco products, lighters and other miscellaneous items.

The three individuals charged in this particular occurrence are:

Inmates:

Mark Matthew Keating “Red”
9/29/67
Docket #1495883

Phillip William Henderson
11/17/74
Docket #1552714

Civilian:

Eric Scott Snook
7/8/72

Docket #1557747

Measures have been taken to prevent this activity from occurring in the future.  A six foot chain link fence was erected in the courtyard where Eric Snook tied the contraband to the rope.  Other measures to deter this activity are being discussed as well.

As the investigation continues, further charges/arrests are possible.

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Keating Booking Photo

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Henderson Booking Photo

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Snook Booking Photo

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