The Franklin County sheriff's office says it conducted a drug sting and bought drugs from an inmate inside the Franklin County Regional Jail.
In two controlled buys, inmate Eric Collings, 28, exchanged heroin and suboxone for cigarettes from the jail commissary, according to information from the sheriff's office and jailer.
Detectives from the sheriff's office and jail staff worked together to conduct the buys June 1 and 2, after sheriff's detectives learned of the drug dealing while at the jail on another case, Sheriff Pat Melton said.
Investigators said they don't know how the drugs got into the jail.
Collings was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury Tuesday on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin); second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (suboxone); and first-degree promoting contraband. He is now being held in the Woodford County Jail, Melton said.
After the sting, three drug dogs were brought in at the jailer's request to search for any other drugs, but nothing was found, Melton said.
The University of Kentucky police and Versailles police K-9 units assisted with the search.