The Hamilton County grand jury returned indictments for seven people for their roles in bringing or attempting to introduce illegal drugs into the Silverdale Detention Center.

Detectives learned of operation when they were called to an overdose at Silverdale in early June. Two inmates were transported to a local hospital and a Core Civic employee was also transported for incidental exposure.

The inmates, Summer Wright and Destiny Mikel and the employee, Alixzadra Kesley, were involved in introducing illegal drugs into the correctional facility. Kesley was immediately fired by the Core Civic Warden after he was made aware of the facts surrounding the alleged activity.

The smuggled drugs were heroin and methamphetamine.

Those indicted were:

  • Alixzadra Kesley, former Core Civic employee, charged with: Possession of Contraband in a Penal Institution, Conspiracy to Possess Contraband in a Penal Institution, Reckless Endangerment
  • Summer Wright, Core Civic Inmate, charged with: Possession of Contraband in a Penal Institution, Conspiracy to Possess Contraband in a Penal Institution, Reckless Endangerment
  • Destiny Mikel, Core Civic Inmate (released), charged with: Possession of Contraband in a Penal Institution, Conspiracy to Possess Contraband in a Penal Institution, Reckless Endangerment
  • Jamie Davis, Core Civic Inmate, charged with: Possession of Contraband in a Penal Institution, Conspiracy to Possess Contraband in a Penal Institution, Reckless Endangerment
  • David Jolley charged with: Possession of Contraband in a Penal Institution, Conspiracy to Possess Contraband in a Penal Institution, Reckless Endangerment
  • Johnathan Summers charged with: Possession of Contraband in a Penal Institution, Conspiracy to Possess Contraband in a Penal Institution, Reckless Endangerment
  • William Baker charged with: Possession of Contraband in a Penal Institution, Conspiracy to Possess Contraband in a Penal Institution, Reckless Endangerment


All parties have been arrested and booked through the Hamilton County Jail.

Chief Deputy Austin Garrett said “Even though indictments have been handed down, this is still considered an active investigation. We are committed to preserving the safety and wellbeing of those within our correctional facility and maintaining the integrity of our agency’s operations.”