Jail guard gets three years probation for delivering tobacco, cannabis, cocaine and heroin to inmates

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A former jail guard in Arkansas was sentenced to three years probation earlier this week for his role in smuggling contraband to inmates. The operation reportedly began in 2017 when one of the inmates, Terry McClendon, approached Williams and offered him money to bring a package containing tobacco and cannabis into the jail. For his part, Williams denied knowing the second package contained the drugs and reportedly only knew about the tobacco and cannabis. Williams agreed and four days after smuggling the first package inside, he brought in a second package. This time, however, he was observed transferring the package to an inmate by another employee at the jail, who reported it.

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A former jail guard in Arkansas was sentenced to three years probation earlier this week for his role in smuggling contraband to inmates.

Laron Williams, 42, was indicted in 2019 by a federal grand jury on one count each of conspiracy to provide a prohibited object in prison, providing or attempting to provide tobacco and marijuana to a prisoner, and providing or attempting to provide cocaine and heroin to a prisoner, reports The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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