Inmate charged after cellular phone located in jail

Published 12:35 pm Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Dadrian L. Franklin, 35 of Johnson City and a current inmate in the Washington County Detention Center, was charged on Monday, July 25 with introduction of contraband into a Penal Facility after a cellular phone was located in his possession.
According to Sheriff Keith Sexton, multiple officers from within the department conducted a detailed search of one of the housing units inside the Detention Center. During that search, a cellular phone was located inside one of the cells.
Franklin was charged by the Criminal Investigations Division. His bond on the new charge was set at $7,500, and he is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, July 26. The investigation is ongoing regarding how the cell phone was introduced into the Detention Center.

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