Two arrests, in unrelated incidents, were made of employees of Cook County Jail for trying to smuggle drugs into the jail. The first case involves a Sheriff's deputy who was working in Division 1. The officer was taken into custody while working in Division 1. Officers had received a tip that he had drugs on him. The Officer struggled with officers as they tried to take him into custody. Officers found marijuana in his boot and about 30 more grams of marijuana in the trunk of his car. He was charged with Possession of Contraband in a Penal Institution, Possession of a Controlled Substance With Intent to Deliver, Resisting Arrest, Official Misconduct and Battery to a Police Officer.
The other case involved a teacher who worked at the York Alternative School, a school inside Cook County Jail that gives inmates the opportunity to finish school. An undercover officer met the teacher off of the jail compound, gave him cocaine, and the teacher agreed to smuggle the cocaine into the jail the next day with his school supplies. The school teacher was arrested as he drove away.
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