Two who helped deliver heroin to jail sentenced

The Medford woman who had a nurse working at the Jackson County Jail deliver heroin to her incarcerated boyfriend was sentenced to 20 days in jail herself.

Jade Renee Powell, 26, pleaded guilty in Jackson County Circuit Court today to delivering heroin and supplying contraband into a correctional facility.

She was sentenced to 20 days in jail, four years of supervised probation and ordered to pay $400 in fines by Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Lorenzo Mejia.

According to Powell's attorney, she has two young children and is the girlfriend of 25-year-old Andrew Caucutt, of Central Point. Caucutt, who was lodged in cell No. 221 at the time of the drug sale, allegedly set up a meeting between Powell and Camilla Lynn Pierce, 45, of Eagle Point. Pierce is a nurse who worked in the jail for contractor ConMed.

Powell gave Pierce two envelopes, one with a "gumball-sized" piece of heroin and the other with $500, according to an affidavit. Pierce kept the cash and delivered the drugs to Caucutt, the affidavit stated.

"I do realize the people I chose to hang out with are no good and I really need to change," Powell said in court today.

Corey Matthew Blakey, 24, was also arrested in connection with the case, but details of his involvement have not been released. He pleaded guilty Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court to charges of delivering heroin and supplying contraband. Mejia sentenced him to 20 days in jail, four years of supervised probation and $400 in fines.

Court records show Blakey previously has been arrested eight times in Jackson County for possessing heroin, three times for delivering heroin and once for manufacturing heroin, as well as for several other drug charges.

Last week, Pierce pleaded not guilty to charges of delivering and possessing heroin and supplying contraband. She has a pre-trial hearing scheduled for Dec. 23.

Caucutt, who was charged with delivering heroin and supplying contraband, pleaded not guilty to each charge. There is a 12-person jury trial scheduled for him on Dec. 10. He was released from jail after posting a $50,000 bail, records show.

— Sam Wheeler

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