JC man accused of leading drug activity while in county jail


A Jefferson City man has been charged with directing drug-related activity while in custody at Cole County Jail.

Randdell Craig, 37, is charged with two counts of second degree drug trafficking and one count of delivering a controlled substance.

A probable cause statement from the Jefferson City Police Department says Craig was arrested Monday on pending warrants and charges related to drug trafficking.

On Monday and Tuesday, JCPD detectives monitored phone calls Craig made while being held in the county jail where he allegedly used coded language regarding ongoing illegal drug activity. Through the phone calls, authorities said they learned that Craig was using a woman to collect illegal drugs hidden at Craig’s residence on North Ventura Avenue as well as in a vehicle parked outside the residence.

Authorities obtained a search warrant for Craig’s vehicle and officers reportedly found a black computer bag containing approximately 240 grams of cocaine, 50 grams of heroin, 71 grams of ecstasy pills and 28 grams of marijuana.

Investigators spoke to the woman Craig called from the county jail and she allegedly admitted to collecting the drugs for Craig and hiding them in the trunk of the vehicle.


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