Cocke County jail employee indicted on drug charges


One Cocke County Tennessee jail employee has been indicted by a grand jury and two others could be facing charges following an FBI investigation concerning drugs in their facility.

Charles Webb, 23, is charged with four counts of introduction of drugs into a penal institution following his indictment on June 26, according to a report from NBC affiliate WBIR in Knoxville. He had only been on the job seven months and has been terminated, according to Sheriff Armando Fontes.

Fellow jail workers Jason Phillips and Alissa Lane were fired from their jobs last week and potential civil rights violations, the sheriff noted.