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Hamilton County Corrections Officer fired for allegedly distributing drugs in jail

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Investigators found this and other smaller bags of marijuana ready to distribute inside the Justice Center.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a case of drug smuggling at the Justice Center following the arrest and firing of one of its own.

Twenty-two-year-old Jason Robinson was arrested over the weekend after investigators found three quarters of a pound of pot. That's a lot, according to detectives, to be inside a jail.

Some were surprised at who did it. Robinson was president of his recruit class. He's charged with illegal conveyance, a third-degree felony.

Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey says she doesn't believe the April 8 incident was the only time Robinson has brought drugs into the jail. Another deputy is apparently under investigation for selling tobacco inside the Justice Center.

Updated: April 13, 2022 at 1:36 PM EDT
An earlier version of this story included a mugshot. It has been removed.