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Man sentenced, tried to smuggle drug into jail

A man charged with providing heroin that resulted in a man’s overdose death in February has pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle a prescription narcotic into the Belknap County jail.

Jonathan Woodbury has been sentenced to at least 18 months in prison after saying he stole a bottle of shampoo from a supermarket, dumped its contents and refilled with an opiate used to relieve pain and treat addiction.

The Citizen reported that prosecutors said the 31-year-old Woodbury brought the bottle to the jail last October for a female inmate.

In April, Woodbury was indicted charge of sale of a narcotic, with death resulting. A trial has been scheduled for January.

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