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Wayne County deputies arrest one of their own

Christopher Dale Williams. Christopher Dale Williams.
WAYNE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

The Wayne County Sheriff's Department had to arrest one of their own last week.

A jail officer was arrested Thursday for allegedly bringing drugs into the Wayne County Adult Detention Center.

Christopher Dale Williams has been charged with delivering contraband to a correctional facility and with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

According to the sheriff's department, the arrest was made shortly after midnight Wednesday once the Mississippi Highway Patrol SOG Team, deputies and investigators in the department completed an investigation and shakedown of the jail.

Deputies said the investigation was launched after the jail administrator obtained information that one of the correctional officers was allegedly bringing drugs into the detention center. Surveillance and evidence was gathered which led to the operation Wednesday night. Sheriff Darryl Woodson brought in the MHP SOG Team for manpower and support as officers conducted the shakedown. The department said illegal contraband items were discovered during the search, but no weapons were found in the facility.

Williams, who was on duty at the time, was arrested. He was booked into the facility and Justice Court Judge Jane Hutto set his bond at $3,500.

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