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Civilian jail officer arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs to Grant Co. Jail inmates

GRANT COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — One man is facing charges after officials said he was bringing contraband into the Grant County Jail.

An investigation into the behavior of 26-year-old Christopher Black began in February when officials received information that Black was exchanging drugs for money.

After placing him under surveillance, Black was observed retrieving a package that looked similar to one that contained a controlled substance. The baggie was then delivered to an inmate inside the jail, but officials stated that at no point did a dangerous substance enter the jail.

Black faces charges of conspiracy to traffic with an inmate and conspiracy to deal methamphetamine over 10 grams, both felonies.

Black had been working as a civilian jail officer.

The incident remains under investigation.