Ex-jail deputy gets prison for smuggling drugs in tacos

TEXARKANA, Ark — A former jail guard in Arkansas has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for sneaking syringes, marijuana and cell phones to inmates by hiding the items in food.

Deputies say 26-year-old Jordan Michael Waller carried tacos, pizzas and chili to work at the Miller County jail. He used the food to hide a stash of cell phones and chargers, methamphetamine, marijuana, tobacco and cigarette rolling papers

Family members testified Waller had paranoid schizophrenia that manageable with medication. Jail officials denied knowing of Waller’s illness. He was sentenced Thursday in Texarkana.

The long-troubled jail had 13 escapes last year. A number of guards were fired, and some faced criminal charges for improper conduct with inmates.

source: http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20090227/NEWS03/902279892/-1/NEWS09

Ex-Sheriff, Jailers Charged With Inmate Sex, Taking Them Drugs

 FORT WORTH, Texas —  A former North Texas sheriff and some ex-jailers were among 17 people named Friday in a 106-count indictment on charges ranging from having sex with inmates to taking them drugs.

Bill Keating, who was Montague County sheriff from 2004-08, is charged with official oppression and having sex with inmates in April and in the fall, according to the indictment. Keating was not up for re-election because he lost in the primary last spring. Continue reading

5 jail officers test positive for drugs

MANILA, Philippines—Five jail officers were found positive for drug use after random drug testing this month, the Department of Interior and Local Government announced Friday.

Without naming the officers, the DILG in a statement said two of the officers were from Metro Manila, one from the Cordillera, one from the Ilocos region, and one from the Caraga region.

Some 2,007 randomly selected jail personnel had undergone testing this month in line with government’s renewed anti-drug campaign.

Those who tested positive for shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and marijuana will undergo confirmatory tests and may face criminal and administrative charges, the DILG said

source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20090227-191484/5-jail-officers-test-positive-for-drugs