Jailer accused of bringing contraband into Tishomingo County jail

Rodney Fisher, Jr. | Photo: Tishomingo County Sheriff's Department

A corrections officer has been arrested for allegedly bringing contraband to a local jail.

Posted: Feb 19, 2019 3:00 PM
Updated: Feb 19, 2019 3:32 PM

IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - A corrections officer has been arrested for allegedly bringing contraband into a local jail.

Tishomingo County sheriff’s deputies arrested Rodney Fisher, Jr. on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Sheriff John Daugherty said Fisher had been under investigation for several weeks following reports of someone being paid to bring tobacco and drugs into the jail.

The sheriff said Fisher, 33, of Iuka, was found with contraband when he arrived at work.

Fisher’s employment with the jail has been terminated.

This is still an ongoing investigation and further arrests are pending.

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