- Associated Press - Saturday, February 11, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities at the Polk County Jail say they’re investigating allegations that drugs and other contraband are being smuggled in.

Des Moines television station KCCI reports (https://bit.ly/2lAWNGq ) that Polk County sheriff’s Lt. Rich Blaylock confirmed that his office is investigating. That confirmation came after KCCI received an anonymous letter Thursday saying a jail detention officer had been fired after allegations that the officer was selling drugs and tobacco to inmates.

The sheriff’s office would not confirm whether a jail officer had been fired and declined to release other details about the allegations.

Blaylock says more information will be released when the internal affairs unit finishes its investigation.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, https://www.kcci.com


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