On July 3 a Hamilton County grand jury handed down the indictments of seven people charged with introducing and/or attempting to introduce illegal drugs into the Silverdale Detention Center, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
Sheriff's detectives had been called to Silverdale around 7 p.m. on June 6 in reference to a drug overdose involving two inmates, both of whom were taken to Erlanger East Hospital. An employee of facility operator CoreCivic also was taken to the hospital for incidental exposure. Both inmates and the Core Civic employee were treated at the hospital and released.
Detectives began an investigation into events surrounding the incident. The inmates who overdosed were identified as Summer Wright and Destiny Mikel. The sheriff's office investigation found that Core Civic employee Alixzadra Kesley was involved in introducing illegal drugs into the facility, the release states. She was immediately fired by the Core Civic warden. The drugs smuggled into Core Civic were heroin and methamphetamine, authoorties said.
Indicted were Kesley, Wright and now-former inmate Mikel; inmate Jamie Davis; David Jolley; Johnathan Summers, and William Baker. All the suspects have been arrested and booked at the Hamilton County Jail.
Chief Deputy Austin Garrett said, "Even though indictments have been handed down, this is still considered an active investigation.