A Jackson County corrections deputy was arrested Wednesday in connection with an investigation into contraband being brought into the Jackson County Jail.

Sheriff Chuck Phillips said the corrections staff discovered that Rod Edwards Hanna was bringing tobacco, which is considered contraband, into the correctional facility and delivering it to an unnamed inmate.

Hanna, 25 of Scottsboro, was immediately terminated and arrested on a charge of promoting prison contraband, which is a Class B misdemeanor.

“During the interview process for corrections deputies, I warn potential employees that if they are caught bringing in banned substances into the jail, they will be arrested and that is exactly what happened.”

Hanna was booked into the Jackson County Jail with bond set at $10,000. He was later released.

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