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Former Jackson County Detention Officer arrested on multiple felony counts of providing contraband to inmates.  

Last updated on February 20, 2022

Patty Stillwell, who started working at the Jackson County Detention Center a few months ago after a career with the Haywood County Detention Center, was arrested and charged on Friday with five felony counts of providing contraband to inmates. Until her arrest Friday, Stillwell was employed with Macon County Animal Control. Stillwell is scheduled to appear in court on February 21, 2022. 

In addition to Stillwell’s arrest, nearly a dozen other individuals were also arrested in connection to the drug smuggling ring into the detention center. 

Additional arrests include: 

Kaitlyn Brooke Price

Two Counts of Aiding and Abetting providing drugs to inmate

Second Degree Trespass

Misdemeanor Larceny 

William Garret Pannell

Two Counts of Aiding and Abetting providing drugs to inmate

Brittany McCall

Aiding and Abetting providing drugs to inmate

Natasha Kirkland

Two Counts of Aiding and Abetting providing drugs to inmate

Dustin Kirkland

Aiding and Abetting providing drugs to inmate

Charles William Duncan 

Aiding and Abetting providing drugs to inmate

Lori Jane Cantrell

Four Counts Aiding and Abetting providing drugs to inmate

Shayla Faye Trull

Five Counts Aiding and Abetting providing drugs to inmate

Dakota Anders

Three Counts Aiding and Abetting providing drugs to inmate

Colby Prices

Four Counts Aiding and Abetting providing drugs to inmate

The investigation remains ongoing at this time and additional arrests are possible. 

5 Comments

  1. Dakota Anders remember it Dakota Anders remember it February 19, 2022

    Absolute trash, Brittany Lofthouse you slander without knowledge, about unproven facts with no evidence. You let falsities flow from your slimy tongue.

    • Brittney Lofthouse Brittney Lofthouse Post author | February 20, 2022

      Mr. Anders,

      There is no speculation or falsehoods. the individuals mentioned here, along with yourself, were absolutely arrested for the charges mentioned. That is not an unproved fact. The article doesn’t allege if you are guilty or not, however, you were arrested as part of this investigation. Dakota Anders:
      22CR050225- AID & ABET PROVIDING DRUGS TO INMATE 14-258.1(A)

      22CR050237-AID & ABET PROVIDING DRUGS TO INMATE 14-258.1(A)

      22CR050244- AID & ABET PROVIDING DRUGS TO INMATE 14-258.1(A)

      21CR052683-Felony-FELONY POSSESSION SCH I CS

      21CR052684- Misdemeanor-SIMPLE POSSESS SCH VI CS (M)

      21CR703865-Traffic infractions

  2. AWD AWD February 19, 2022

    You manipulated the context, and emphasized the allegations. Even if you are 99% correct, it’s that one percent, the ones life you set back and put struggle to, forming opinions on the public eye. Will you stand when the real truth is settled and put in the same effort. Are you proud of this.

  3. Side Ways Side Ways February 20, 2022

    25 counts and 10 different individuals charged with the aid&abet providing drugs to inmate 14-258.1(A)..
    Stillwelll is charged with five felony counts of contraband to inmate.Are Stillwell’s the same charges of aid &abet received by the 10 individuas above or different Brittney Lofthouse?Just to clarify.
    Seems lopsided.Stillwell aided &abetted theses 10 accused individuals apparently or they wouldn’t have charges ‘right”.She must have hade knowledge of her oversights and wrongdoings or 25 charges would be avoided..
    Your thoughts?

    • Brittney Lofthouse Brittney Lofthouse Post author | February 21, 2022

      The charges are “Named” different things, based on their role, but the offense violated is actually the same and is part of the same statute. NC General Statute § 14-258.1. (A) which actually stated: (a) If any person shall give or sell to any inmate of any charitable, mental or penal institution, or local confinement facility, or if any person shall combine, confederate, conspire, aid, abet, solicit, urge, investigate, counsel, advise, encourage, attempt to procure, or procure another or others to give or sell to any inmate of any charitable, mental or penal institution, or local confinement facility, any deadly weapon, or any cartridge or ammunition for firearms of any kind, or any controlled substances included in Schedules I through VI contained in Article 5 of Chapter 90 of the General Statutes except under the general supervision of a practitioner, poison or poisonous substance, except upon the prescription of a physician, he shall be punished as a Class H felon; and if he be an officer or employee of any institution of the State, or of any local confinement facility, he shall be dismissed from his position or office. Additional charges are likely.

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