Jail officer charged

Published 2:27 pm Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A correctional officer at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail has been arrested and charged with trying to smuggle suspected marijuana into the facility.



Michael Anthony Williams, 26, is charged with accommodation/distribution of marijuana to an inmate, which is a felony. He was released on a $5,000 secured bond.

According to Western Tidewater Regional Jail Superintendent William C. Smith, jail staff received information on Tuesday that a staff member may be attempting to smuggle contraband into the facility.

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Once the information was verified and found to be reliable, the jail notified the Suffolk Police Department, Smith said. He said suspected marijuana was recovered during the investigation.