Ark. CO arrested for trying to smuggle contraband into prison

Jordan Davis, 22, attempted to smuggle 12 grams of marijuana and 17 grams of tobacco into the Wrightsville Correctional Facility


By CorrectionsOne Staff

WRIGHTSVILLE, Ark. — An Arkansas Department of Corrections officer was arrested Monday after attempting to smuggle contraband into the prison he worked at.

KATV.com reported that Jordan Davis, 22, who worked at the Wrightsville Correctional Facility, has been charged with one felony count of furnishing, possession or delivering prohibited articles. According to the Arkansas Department of Corrections Facebook page, Davis tried to smuggle 12 grams of marijuana and 17 grams of tobacco into the facility. The illegal contraband was wrapped in plastic and hidden inside his pants.

Jordan Davis, 22, has been charged with one felony count of furnishing, possession or delivering prohibited articles. (Photo/Arkansas Department of Corrections Facebook)
Jordan Davis, 22, has been charged with one felony count of furnishing, possession or delivering prohibited articles. (Photo/Arkansas Department of Corrections Facebook)

"We have good reason to believe this wasn't his first attempt," the department's Facebook post said. "He was a corporal, but not anymore. His career in corrections is over and he's going to be officially charged with a Class B felony."

The Facebook post shows Davis, who has been fired from his position, being handcuffed and taken to jail. 

"We never want to see another officer in this position," the Facebook post continued. "Contraband is dangerous and illegal. It doesn't matter who you are ... if you get caught smuggling, the same thing will happen to you."

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