SALINE COUNTY, Mo. — A man incarcerated in the Saline County Justice Facility is facing allegations of bringing drugs into the jail.
Erik Gregory Swanson, 31, of Raytown, faces two felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance except with a written prescription inside a jail facility as well as two counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia as a prior offender.
According to a probable cause statement filed Friday in Saline County, Swanson had been incarcerated since January 17, 2018 on felony drug allegations. He had been released, however, on medical furlough March 5.
Swanson returned to the Saline County Jail March 6, when he allegedly brought contraband into the facility.
Prosecutors allege jail staff members found a baggie containing tobacco and methamphetamine as well as approximately 2 grams of marijuana inside Swanson’s bedroll.
Swanson refused to answer questions without a lawyer, however tested positive for drugs following a urine sample analysis.
A jury trial on Swanson’s original drug charges is scheduled for July 25. Court dates for the newly filed charges have not yet been set.