- 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.


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

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