A corrections officer who had been making frequent takeout food deliveries to the county jail was caught sneaking syringes inside tacos and marijuana under chili, authorities said.
Jordan Michael Waller, 25, tried to enter the Miller County jail with three pizzas at 3 a.m. Saturday, said Mike Liles, a county investigator. Twenty minutes later, Waller brought in what appeared to be a large bag containing chili and tacos, Liles said.
A jail sergeant became suspicious, searched the food and found marijuana that had been formed into three round patties under some chili and a couple of syringes inside tacos.
Waller was searched and found to also be carrying methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, Liles said.
Waller was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and furnishing prohibited items into a correctional facility.
Waller, who had worked at the lockup for two months, was in custody Tuesday. His bond was set at $100,000.
The public defender's office said its attorneys had yet to talk to Waller, whose next court appearance is scheduled for June 17.