Officers with the department’s security management response team and internal investigations unit raided the Muscogee County facility before dawn Monday. In addition to the drugs, they found cellphones, cellphone chargers and tobacco products, all prohibited items under Georgia law, according to the agency.
An investigation into contraband at the facility is ongoing.
Tarver was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, crossing the guard lines with prohibited items and violation of oath of office. Tarver had been with the department since September 2015.
He is being held in the Muscogee County Jail without bond.
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