An Allred Prison food service manager has been charged with smuggling cell phones, synthetic marijuana and tobacco to inmates under direction of a person he said he knows only as Callie.
36-year-old Jimmie Fred Lee the third is charged with taking prohibited items into a correctional facility, a third degree felony. According to an arrest affidavit, an investigation began last month when several cell phones were found in an inmates locker, and were sent to the inspector general's office where information was extracted and text messages indicated Lee could be involved in criminal activity.
Investigators then say they learned prohibited items were being brought into the unit and distributed through Lee's chow line to inmates.
On Tuesday, when Lee arrived for work, officers intercepted him and took them to a conference room where they say he gave consent to search his car, and also signed a form to voluntarily give information.
They say he told them he had been bringing in tobacco, phones an K2 for inmates in exchange for cash from inmates and an anonymous person who would send him messages on when and where to pick up the K2 and who to give it to.
Officers say they found 10 bags of tobacco and two duct taped bundles of K2 in his car.
They say Lee told them he planned to bring all that in that day but left it in his car because the prison was searching everyone going into the unit that day.
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