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Former Hays State Prison guard indicted

October 8, 2018--11:20 a.m.

WEIS RADIO/WZQZ RADIO/CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS

A grand jury has indicted a former Hays State Prison corrections officer accused of bringing drugs, alcohol, cell phones, and a glass smoking pipe into the North Georgia prison. According to a news release issued by the Office of U.S. Attorney B.J. Pak, 33-year old Mark Edward Jeffery tried to smuggle contraband into Hays back in February of this year (2018).

Reportedly, another corrections officer discovered a mysterious, rectangular shaped object, hidden inside Jeffery’s beverage container. The object was wrapped in black electrical tape. After the other officer alerted a supervisor, a search of Jeffery’s belongings was conducted – reportedly turning up a glass pipe, four smartphones, 190 ecstasy pills and a plastic baggie containing methamphetamine; the supervisor also allegedly found a water bottle filled with some type of alcohol.

Jeffery was indicted by a grand jury last Tuesday. October 2nd and arraigned before a judge in the Northern District of Georgia last Friday, October 5th.

Read Tyler Jett’s full article at the Times Free Press here.