Barren County Detention Center employee arrested, faces drug charges

Glasgow, KY. (October 29th, 2021) –  Friday morning around 9:00 A.M. the Kentucky State Police was contacted by the Barren County Jailer with information of an employee possibly in possession of drugs in the facility.  Troopers responded to the Barren County Detention Center to investigate.

Trooper David Hall along with KSP Canine “Akim” arrived at the Barren County Detention Center.

Through investigation, suspected Methamphetamine was located in the possession of 22 year old Danyita A. Brownsmith of Glasgow. Brownsmith was a contracted kitchen staff employee currently assigned to the Barren County Detention Center.  Brownsmith was arrested charged with promoting contraband, possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.