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Guard arrested for taking contraband in Tulsa County Jail

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Updated: 9/23/2013 6:49 pm Published: 9/23/2013 3:58 pm

A Tulsa County Jail detention officer arrested on charges of selling drugs, weapons and other items to inmates is out of jail.

The Sheriff's Office told FOX23 a guard found a cellphone during a routine check and investigators looked into the phone records and said they led them to Cory Jones.

FOX23's Ron Terrell spoke to Shannon Clark of the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, who said they have made arrests in situations like this before but these cases are very rare.

FOX23 dug into the police report, which said Jones brought marijuana, tobacco, a cellphone and several other items inside the jail at least two times and handed them over to inmates.

The Sheriff's Office said he was supplied with the packages to give the inmates by a woman who met him before he headed to work. The report says he was paid $100 to bring the inmates what they wanted.

Jones was arrested on three complaints: conspiracy to commit a felony, use of a telephone to commit a felony and carrying contraband into the jail.

The report also says Jones admitted to deputies he knew what he was doing was illegal but he felt like "he was in over his head and couldn't ask for help."

A sheriff's deputy told FOX23 the guards go through intensive training, which includes a 160-hour course that tells guards exactly what to do if inmates ask them to break the law.

Jones was released after posting $25,000 bond

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Unwashed Mass - 9/23/2013 11:18 PM
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Jailers know they can make money smuggling cell phones because the jails charge outrageous fees for phone calls. It happens all the time. The only thing "rare" about them is someone being as stupid as Jones getting caught.
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