Reformatory officer charged with promoting contraband

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A corrections officer working at the Kentucky State Reformatory has been arrested for promoting contraband inside the facility. James Sams III arrested by Department of Corrections officers at the reformatory Wednesday and booked into the Oldham County Jail.

According to a release from the Kentucky Department of Corrections, Sams was found with tobacco inside his socks. A search of his car found a loaded 9mm handgun, pepper spray, a knife and additional tobacco. Officials says that information they got during those searches led to two inmates in the KSP Special management Unit that had more tobacco and a cell phone.

In a statement released by the Department of Corrections, Warden Dave Donahue said that Sams will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.