published Thursday, February 9th, 2012

3 charged in Hamilton jail drug investigation

Two corrections officers at the Hamilton County Jail, and the cousin of another, have been arrested and two more are under investigation after detectives discovered several officers involved in off-duty drug use, Hamilton County Sheriff’s officials say.

This week, the Hamilton County grand jury indicted Corrections Officer Sandra Brown on a charge of possession of marijuana in the Hamilton County case, sheriff’s spokeswoman Janice Atkinson said.

Corrections Officer Phillip Friar, of Bradley County, was arrested by the Bradley County Sheriff’s office and charged with possession of marijuana, Atkinson said.

David Brian Wright, the relative of another corrections officer, also was indicted and arrested on a charge of marijuana possession, she said.

That corrections officer and one more are on leave with pay while the internal affairs department investigates.

Brown and Friar are on leave without pay pending the outcome of both the criminal and internal affairs investigations, Atkinson said.

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ceeweed said...

Yeah,yeah, Marijuana is bad um-kay...

February 9, 2012 at 8:48 p.m.
Astropig said...

What ? ! Have we been given our free speech back ? Are we free to comment again on news stories ?

February 9, 2012 at 10:07 p.m.
retired said...

I was told that this was being done also and Alan Golds and several Jailors on "SWING" shift are involed. Over the past few months that shift of Jailors are out of control they went from fighting to also partying down. The shift supervisor and guy in charge of the Jailors needs to get a handle on them. But maybe they "SWINGS" also just ask Chattanooga Police, if they did a report.

February 10, 2012 at 4:29 a.m.
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