Prisoner Caught in Jail with Letters Laced with Suboxone

January 25, 2023
By: Dwayne Page

A female prisoner at the DeKalb County Jail was recently caught with letters laced with Suboxone.

33-year-old Cassandra Renee Reed of Foster Road, McMinnville, is charged with bringing contraband into a penal institution. She is under a $20,000 bond and will make a court appearance February 2.

Sheriff Patrick Ray said that between January 12 and 19, Reed received two letters at the jail which appeared to have been soaked in a substance, believed to be the schedule III drug Suboxone, before being dried and written on. Phone calls were recorded regarding the letters, between Reed and a man discussing the need for her to obtain the letters before her being transferred to another facility. A detective from the Sheriff’s Department spoke with Reed, who admitted that the letters laced with Suboxone were sent to her by the man with whom she had spoken on the phone. Her plans were to chew on the letters to get the drug into her system. The letters were sent to the TBI Crime Lab for testing.