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    2 accused of ‘drug drop’ to inmate at Estill County courthouse

    By Madylin Goins,


    ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. ( FOX 56 ) — Three are facing charges after being accused of participating in a “drug drop” at the Estill County Courthouse.

    The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies had been monitoring 44-year-old Tommy McIntosh’s calls to his sister, Sabrina Olinger, 49, from the Three Forks Regional Jail, where McIntosh was lodged. Court documents state that the pair had allegedly been speaking about bringing drugs to the courthouse on his next court date and discussing payment.

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    Around 10 a.m. on Thursday, McIntosh was due to appear in court at the Estill County Courthouse and authorities were monitoring security cameras for Olinger’s arrival, per court documents. After Olinger arrived, authorities reported seeing her place something on the handrail of the courthouse steps, which had been allegedly discussed in the pair’s phone calls.

    Authorities said a few moments later, Bradley Morrison was allegedly seen removing something from the handrail and placing it in his right front pocket. Deputies located Morrison outside the courthouse and asked to search his person, Morrison then pulled something out of his pocket and allegedly told the deputies it was just tobacco inside.

    The deputies noted in court documents that they had to use a razor blade to open the package and inside was tobacco with a small bag of a crystal substance hidden inside.


    Morrison and Olinger were arrested at the courthouse and were shown security camera footage of the transaction. An arrest citation states that Olinger allegedly admitted to placing the substance on the handrail, got nervous, and then asked Morrison to remove it and return it to the car.

    Morrison, Olinger, and McIntosh were each charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and lodged at the Three Forks Regional Jail. Morrison, held on a $2,500 bond, and Olinger, held on a $2,000 bond, are due in court on May 22.

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