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You’ve got mail: Couple busted for mailing drugs to Pinellas jail, deputies say

The girlfriend is accused of mailing synthetic opioids to her boyfriend in the Pinellas County jail so he could sell it to his fellow inmates, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Jason Javante Davis, 26, left, and Antoinette Leshawn Monroe, 26, were arrested on charges that she mailed suboxone, a synthetic opiate, to her boyfriend in the Pinellas County jail so he could sell it to other inmates, according to Pinellas deputies.
Jason Javante Davis, 26, left, and Antoinette Leshawn Monroe, 26, were arrested on charges that she mailed suboxone, a synthetic opiate, to her boyfriend in the Pinellas County jail so he could sell it to other inmates, according to Pinellas deputies. [ Pinellas County Sheriff's Office ]
Published Sep. 25, 2019
Updated Sep. 25, 2019

LARGO ― A young couple are in trouble after deputies say the girlfriend mailed opiates to her boyfriend so he could sell it to his roommates.

His address: The Pinellas County jail. His roommates: His fellow inmates.

Jason Javante Davis and Antoinette Leshawn Monroe, both 26, now face a slew of drug charges, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday.

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Davis was arrested on drug charges in 2017, 2018 and February 2019, accused of possessing cocaine, hydromorphone and marijuana, according to jail records. He was last booked into the jail on Feb. 7.

Then on May 14, detectives said they learned an inmate was buying Suboxone strops from Davis. Suboxone is the brand name for a synthetic opiate used to treat opioid addiction, containing buprenorphine and naloxone. Detectives also discovered how he was getting the drugs: Through the mail.

Sheriff’s detectives were told that Suboxone strips would arrive with the May 31 mail. It turned up in two envelopes. Two more strips were found in the June 4 mail, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives interviewed other inmates and determined that Davis had sold about $600 worth of the drug.

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New charges were levied against Davis: two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of introduction of contraband into a detention facility. That is on top of his existing drug charges. He is being held without bail in the county jail.

Monroe was pulled over and arrested by deputies on Tuesday. Deputies said they found marijuana and morphine on her. She was arrested on four counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, two counts of introduction of a contraband into a detention facility and driving with a suspended license.

She was freed from jail after posting $36,400 bail.