Mother & daughter charged with bringing drugs into Ford County Jail

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FORD COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A mother and daughter were charged after officers said they brought drugs into the Ford County Jail.

Paxton Police Chief Coy Cornett said Harlee Nelson through drugs over a fence in the jail’s recreational yard. She did this so her mother, Angela Purtell, would find them. The mother had the drugs brought in to give to her cell mates.

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