Florida Guard Arrested For Trying To Sneak Meth Into Prison

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OCALA (CBSMiami/AP) — Somehow drugs and other paraphernalia always find their way into prisons.

A state corrections officer has been arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle methamphetamine, a cellphone and other items into a north Florida prison.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that prison guard David Allen Gale was caught with the items during an employee search while entering the Marion Correctional Institution, a men’s prison.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says the 35-year-old Gale told authorities the meth — found in a pack of cigarettes — was not his. He says he borrowed the cigarettes and didn’t know the drugs were inside.

Authorities say the phone and a charger were found in Gale’s lunch box.

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