Drugs sent to Oklahoma County Jail inmate from woman in Colorado

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla.– Three suspicious packages addressed to an inmate at the Oklahoma County Jail were confiscated inside a mailroom before reaching its final destination. 

A year ago, Benjamin Rhodes was allegedly waiting to receive these packages before they were seized.

Court records reveal the parcels contained heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, and tobacco.

Krystyl Johnson reportedly addressed the packages to an inmate within OCJ that was not Rhodes but recorded phone calls between the two can hear Rhodes allegedly asking Johnson about the whereabouts of the drugs (News 6).

A picture taken by police shows that the drugs were found hidden inside of a carved-out document. The documents also contained information from a law firm in Colorado. The law firm has since spoken out and said that they have no clients in Oklahoma (News 9).

Parker Colorado Police Department and the U.S. postal inspector were also involved in the investigation.

Charges against Johnson and Rhodes include one count of bringing contraband into a penal institution and three counts of attempting to bring contraband into a penal institution (OSCN).

The probable cause affidavit indicates that Johnson could also face three counts of possession of CDS with intent to distribute and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony. 

Johnson’s bond is set at $20,000, while Rhodes’s bond is $50,000. 


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