Jailer Charged with Smuggling Contraband

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Authorities say a Shelby County corrections officer has been charged with attempting to smuggle marijuana and other contraband into a jail.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year old deputy jailer Rumeal Moore was arrested Wednesday.

The sheriff’s office says it set up a videotaped sting operation and Moore was seen taking marijuana, loose tobacco and $300 dollars in cash from someone.

Authorities say Moore acknowledged smuggling tobacco, matches and marijuana into a downtown Memphis jail on several occasions. He has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell marijuana and intent to introduce contraband into a jail facility.

Online jail records do not indicate if he has a lawyer.

via : The Associated Press

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