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Crime report
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Michael Brandon Colwell, 34, of Smithville and Cecil McKinley Ketchum, 43, of Alexandria have been charged with introduction of contraband into a penal institution and are each under a $5,000 bond and their court date is March 29. According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Colwell and Ketchum allegedly ingested a substance believed to be a schedule II narcotic (Subutex) while incarcerated at the jail. Vincent Rodolpus Helser, 53, of Smithville is charged with violation of the sex offender law.