Marijuana found on prisoner at jail

A prisoner who had been booked into the adult detention center on a misdemeanor charge early Thursday morning will face a felony charge after jail personnel found marijuana in his jail jump suit.

Leon Brazell, 45, was being taken from the booking area to a cell when jail deputy David Cantwell detected what he believed to be the odor of marijuana coming from Brazell, Tri-County Drug Task Force Investigator John Bean reported in a probable cause affidavit that was presented in court Friday.

Brazell had been arrested on a charge of third-degree domestic battery and was booked into the jail at 1 a.m.

Bean reported that Cantwell searched Brazell after detecting the odor of marijuana and allegedly found marijuana in a pocket of the jump suit Brazell had changed into during the booking process. The marijuana weighed 3.7 grams.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for Brazell after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with furnishing prohibited articles.

Bridgforth appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Brazell, and told him to come back to court Nov. 9.