On February 19, 2013, the Scott County Jail Staff escorted sixteen (16) inmates to the Scott Circuit Court for hearings. While there, one of the inmates created a diversion with the Jail Staff so that another inmate could receive illegal drugs and pills from a person sitting in the audience. A short time later, a person that witnessed the transaction came forward and alerted the Jail Staff of what they had seen.
The inmate identified as receiving the drugs, Travis Mc Cleery, was taken back to the Scott County Security Center where he was strip searched. During the search, a plastic baggie fell from Mc Cleery’s shirt, onto the floor. As the Jail Officer attempted to get the package, Mc Cleery pushed the Jailer into a wall and was able to grab and flush the drugs down the toilet.
The Jail Staff immediately notified Scott County Deputies of the situation and they responded to the Court House to locate the person that brought the drugs into the Court. While at the Court House, three persons were interviewed resulting in the arrest of Janice Mc Cleery, the mother of Travis Mc Cleery. Mc Cleery admitted to purchasing Marijuana and Xanax from and individual inside of the Court House and subsequently passing the drugs to her son.
Travis Mc Cleery was charged with: Possession of a Controlled Substance – D Felony, Battery to an Officer – D Felony and Possession of Marijuana – A Misdemeanor.
Janice Mc Cleery was charged with: Trafficking with an Inmate – C Felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance – D Felony and Possession of Marijuana - A Misdemeanor.
The incident is still under investigation and additional arrests are expected.