Former 3 Doors Down Member Accused Of Crazy Jail Drug Scheme


The Sun Herald reports that former 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell was arrested on Friday on a charge of introduction of narcotics into a correctional facility. The drugs were found during screening of the incoming mail to the Jackson County Jail in Mississippi, where Harrell has been since June after he was arrested on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Harrell was arrested two months ago when authorities responded to his home after an alarm went off. Harrell’s wife told deputies they had gotten into a fight. While deputies were talking to the couple, they noticed guns and drugs in the home. They called the narcotics unit, which got a search warrant, and Harrell was taken into custody.

If convicted of the new charge, he could face up to seven years behind bars. In 2013, Harell was charged with vehicular homicide in Nashville for driving drunk and killing 47-year-old Paul Shoulders. While awaiting trial on that charge, Harrell was arrested again on a DUI charge for driving under the influence of drugs — a charge which led to his firing from 3 Doors Down. Harrell pleaded guilty in 2015 and was sentenced to two years in prison. With credit for good behavior, he served roughly a year, according to media reports.