Sheriff deputies accuse Clifford suspect of bringing drugs into Bartholomew County Jail

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Bartholomew County Sheriff deputies have arrested a Clifford man after it was discovered by county jail staff that he had brought drugs into the jail.

At 12;12 a.m. Saturday, Shawn Timothy Gilley, 47, Clifford, was brought into the Bartholomew County Jail on a parole violation, deputies said.

Jail staff located 9 grams of fentanyl, 5 grams of methamphetamine and Suboxone pills on Gilley during processing, according to deputies.

Photo provided Bartholomew County Jail staff found this drug evidence on a Clifford suspect when booking him into the jail.

Gilley was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for observation and clearance.

He was being held without bond on preliminary charges of:
— Possession of fentanyl, approximately 9 grams – Level 4 felony
— Possession of methamphetamine, approximately 5 grams – Level 5 felony
— Possession of Suboxone pills
“We are currently working closely with the Bartholomew County Prosecutor’s Office on these new charges”, said Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A. Myers.

“Gilley has been in BCJ multiple times on drug-related offenses,” Myers said. “This does not include other arrests on court orders and warrants since 2014. My concern is the amount of drugs that he trafficked into our facility and his very long history of drug-related arrests, ” Myers said.

As a precaution, the Bartholomew County Jail was locked down and a thorough search of all cellblocks and inmates was completed as a safety precaution due to this incident. Nothing further was located.