Following up on the drug-induced kidnapping that ended with five people in jail

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ABILENE, Texas (KRBC) – Janna Calloway spoke with us behind bars at the Taylor County Jail, arrested in connection to Monday’s kidnapping.

“Well I have been on drugs really bad for the last year,” said Calloway.

Calloway, along with two other suspects are now in jail for the crime.

“[Nathan Lowery] tied one of them to the door with the chain and then he tied the other one to a chair with a rope,” said Calloway.

Calloway said she is unsure if the victims were properly fed.

“Josh, he put some cereal in their lap or something. I don’t know,” said Calloway. 

A confrontation over drugs sparked the abduction, according to Calloway.

“Somebody threw Epsom salt in their face instead of giving them the dope that they wanted,” Calloway said. “And it was all over a hundred dollar bill.”

Calloway said she only took part in the felony crime, because she was threatened with a gun to do so.

“I was just really scared,” said Calloway. “I didn’t know what to do but just stand there.”

Drug counselor Sarah Connell said the influx of illegal substances is affecting the community. 

“There’s a great drug problem,” Connell said . “As far as I know meth is still the number one drug being used in Abilene but we are seeing so many other drugs. [Using is] the only thing you think about. I have clients tell me they will put the drug above picking their children up from school.  It becomes an obsession.”

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