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Inmates use meth-laced stamps to smuggle drugs into Manatee jail

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PALMETTO, Fla. (WFLA) – Manatee County deputies have arrested two people after they say they uncovered a scheme to distribute meth-laced stamps using the Manatee County Jail’s mail system.

Deputies learned on May 21 that drugs were possibly coming into the jail via mail and began an investigation identifying Kena Little,52, organizing the scheme so she could get high. 

On May 30, three postcards addressed to Little from Chuck Ricker,57, were delivered to the jail.  Deputies say the stamps lacked adhesive and could be easily peeled back. once the stamps were removed for testing deputies learned they contained meth.

Little was arrested and charged with principal to attempt to introduce contraband. Ricker was taken into custody when he went to the jail’s Visitation Center for a scheduled visit with Little. He’s charged with introduction of contraband.

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