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Woman participating in work program to avoid jail time brings drugs

Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office

Authorities are reporting that a woman who was participating in an inmate work crew program to avoid jail time brought drugs with her to work.
42-year-old Janelle Czech-Pasley was taken into custody after a supervisor suspected that drugs had been introduced to those working in the program and called for a K-9 unit.
The K-9 alerted authorities to a bookbag that had been in Czech-Pasley’s possession.
When authorities searched the bag they found methamphetamine concealed within a cigarette butt.
Czech-Pasley has been charged with possession and placed on a $10,000 bond.
The inmate work program is a program where under certain circumstances, those facing incarceration can avoid jail time by completing their community service hours under a weekend work program where they are driven to cleanup sites.