Arkansas prison guard arrested after contraband found

Authorities say an Arkansas prison guard was arrested after he was found with contraband (Photo: MGN)

An Arkansas prison guard was arrested Sunday after he was found with contraband, authorities reported.

Arkansas State Police arrested correctional officer Jerome Clark, 21, about 6 p.m. at the Cummins Unit in Grady, according to agency spokesman Bill Sadler. Clark is accused of bringing tobacco to the prison. He was charged with furnishing, possessing or using prohibited articles.

An Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman said Wednesday that Clark is no longer employed by the state prison system.

Further details were not released. Sadler said an investigation is ongoing.

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