Jail officer admits bringing contraband

GREENFIELD — A Hancock County jail officer has been charged with trafficking after he admitted he brought cigarettes into the facility for inmates, officials said.

Seth Gibson, who has been a jailer for just over a year, resigned from his position last week, and he is now charged with a Class A misdemeanor, according to court records.

Sheriff’s Department officials said they learned Gibson brought contraband into the jail during an unrelated investigation after an inmate in the facility was found to be impaired. He tested positive for opiates, leading investigators to interview inmates about where the drugs came from, police said.

The inmate admitted his girlfriend had brought drugs into the lobby of the jail and left them in a bathroom for him. Because the inmate was part of the trusty worker program, he had access to the bathroom, which he and other inmates are in charge of cleaning.

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