A Hamilton man wearing a Batman cap and shirt was arrested Thursday afternoon after he was seen planting prescription medication on the grounds of the Butler County Jail.
William Tackett, 45, was arrested for illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of detention facility, a third-degree felony. Tackett is being held in the Butler County Jail under a $20,066 bond. No court date has been scheduled for him.
Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones said the drugs were being placed there for inmate Anessa Henson, 38, who is in jail on a capias warrant.
The corrections staff was able to intercept the illegal transaction, and both subjects were charged with felony illegal conveyance, Jones said.
“This is one of those ‘Here’s your sign’ moments. We have a top of the line camera system, intelligent personnel and sometimes, good snitches but this guy sported his favorite super hero shirt to disguise himself in an attempt to pull this one off. Maybe it gave him confidence, I don’t know,” Jones said.
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