Crittenden County Jailer Charged With Bringing Contraband Into Jail For Cash

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (localmemphis.com) - A Crittenden County jailer has been arrested and charged with trying to bring contraband into the jail in exchange for cash.

Cordney Stephens was arrested Wednesday and booked into the jail he once worked at, and is scheduled to appear in court in West Memphis Friday morning.

Sheriff’s Department investigators say they conducted an investigation after getting word about an employee bringing in drugs and contraband.

They say a warrant was issued after Stephens accepted $60 to bring in marijuana and tobacco into the Jail.

Sheriff Mike Allen says, “I am very disappointed in the Individual Jailer that was assigned public trust who was arrested, but felt good about the Department ability to Investigate its own. I hope this sends a strong message to public employees that no one is above the law and that this type of alleged behavior will not be tolerated by Public Servants.”

Stephens was fired, and if convicted he could serve up to six years in prison. 

He was hired in April of 2016 and had been employed one month shy of a year.

 

 

 


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