Sheriff's Narcotics Detectives Catch Drug Dealings Within Polk County Jail, LIVINGSTON, November 9, 2017 - On October 27, 2017, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division opened an investigation in to possible prohibited substance in a correctional facility. Detectives learned that a trustee and at least two other inmates conspired with at least two people who were not incarcerated in the Polk County Jail to bring methamphetamine and other contraband in to the Polk County Jail. Through telephone and video surveillance monitoring, detectives were able to find the responsible parties. Warrants for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility were secured for their arrests. Maghen Haynes, Sophia Schaffer, Christa Branam, Steven Croft and Tony Curtis Brooks were all arrested in the following days and held/placed in the Polk County Jail and are facing felony charges. Sheriff Kenneth Hammack advises bringing contraband in to the Polk County Jail is a Felony offense which will not be tolerated and all charges possible will be filed in such cases and sent to the Polk County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
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Maghen Ann Haynes, 30, of Livingston
Sophia Yancey Schaffer, 31, of Splendora
Christa Marque Branham, 23, of Livingston
Stephen Lynn Croft, 41, of Goodrich
Tony Curtis Brooks, 49, of Livingston
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