Parents charged after smuggling drugs to inmate son via road crew

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By Beth Braden

CARYVILLE—A monitored phone conversation between a jail inmate and his parents lead to drug charges against all three.
At the end of August, county jail inmate Dallas Wilson told his parents to place narcotics inside a rubber glove, place the glove inside a cigarette carton and throw the carton into the bed of the work crew’s pickup while they were stopped at the Qwik Mart in Caryville, according to reports from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office. A member of the work crew was allegedly then supposed to take the narcotics to Wilson in jail.
Wilson’s parents, Dexter and Joann Wilson, reportedly did just that.
On Aug. 30, CCSO captains Eric Jones and Brandon Elkins set up surveillance near the convenience store where they reportedly observed a gray Chevrolet car pull in beside the work truck. Dexter Wilson allegedly exited the vehicle, driven by Joann Wilson, and tossed a black packet into the truck.
The duo was arrested and transported to the jail where they allegedly admitted to placing morphine, marijuana, methadone, suboxone and Xanax in the truck.
Dexter and Joann Wilson were both charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility, manufacture, sale or delivery of a schedule VI controlled substance, two counts of manufacture, sale or delivery of a schedule II controlled substance, manufacture, sale or delivery of a schedule III controlled substance and manufacture, sale or delivery of a schedule IV controlled substance.
Dallas Wilson was charged with violation of probation and manufacture, delivery and sale of a controlled substance.