Correctional officer arrested for delivering drugs to Cheatham County jail

Posted at 12:04 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 13:04:23-04

CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Cheatham County correctional officer has been arrested after he delivered drugs to the Cheatham County jail, where he worked, officials say.

On June 25, agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) joined detectives with the Cheatham County Sheriff's Office to investigate the case. The investigation began after allegations that a Cheatham County Sheriff's Office correctional officer - Mason Carr - was involved in drug activity.

During their investigation, they learned Carr picked up controlled substances and delivered them to the jail, where he worked. He also provided inmates at the jail with the drugs. Carr was also in possession of a firearm when he was stopped.

Carr was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to resale, introduction of drugs into a penal institution and unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon. He was booked into the Cheatham County jail, and transported to the Montgomery County jail for his safety. His bond hearing is pending.