Controlled Substance Trafficked into Riley County Jail

By Ryan Duey

On March 13, 2024, at approximately 4:40 AM, the Riley County Dispatch Center received a call from the Riley County Jail advising that an inmate was not breathing and lacked a pulse.

Emergency medical services were dispatched to render aid while Riley County Police Department Officers were dispatched to secure the scene. First responders were able to revive the inmate to stable condition.

Officers quickly determined where the incident occurred. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the inmate had obtained the controlled substance from the suspect and fellow inmate, Joseph Keehn, 30, of Junction City. Officers arrested Keehn on a Riley County District Court warrant for trafficking contraband in a correction/care facility and distribution of a controlled substance causing great bodily harm on May 23, 2024, at approximately 5:08 PM in the 1000 block of South Seth Child Road. Total bond was set at $125,000. Keehn was confined at the time of this report. Across the country, controlled substances have infiltrated every community, prison, and jail. Unfortunately, Riley County is not immune. The department has begun researching additional procedures and technologies to help eliminate controlled substances from inside its jail facility.

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