MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff speaks out after a nurse is arrested for selling heroin inside the jail.
Sheriff Winters says the jail’s security measures are already changing as a result of this arrest. The nurse was contracted to give medical care inside the jail and she is accused of conspiring with other people to sell the drugs inside the jail.
Affidavits reveal Andrew Caucutt arranged for the nurse, 45-year-old Camilla Pierce, to meet Jade Powell at a location outside the jail. Pierce received two envelopes, one with a gumball sized piece of heroin and the other $500 cash. She delivered the drug to Caucutt and kept the money.
Investigators found out through a tip over the weekend. The sheriff tells NewsWatch 12 he is reviewing security measures. The sheriff is not giving specifics on what type of procedural changes will happen, but he did say none of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office employees were involved with Pierce and this incident.
“This was strictly a contract employee, so we’ll review all of our procedures and different things. If our employees, you know, if somebody had been involved, absolutely they would have been terminated,” Sheriff Winters said.
Thursday morning, a grand jury is meeting to hear from investigators and staff involved in Pierce’s case.