Rockdale deputy allegedly smuggled cocaine into county’s jail to give inmates

A Rockdale County detention deputy is accused of smuggling drugs into the county’s jail, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Ezra Black, 25, of McDonough, was arrested Thursday after an investigation alleged he was smuggling cocaine into the jail for inmates, Channel 2 reported. He’s been working for the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office for less than six months.

“The entire office is in shock,” Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Yolande Moore told the news station. “It was hard for us to believe that this was going on in our jail.”

The investigation began earlier in July after a tip was received by the Rockdale County Special Investigations Unit, Channel 2 reported.

The arrest affidavit, obtained by the news station, said investigators found Black with three grams of cocaine, and he allegedly admitted he was bringing it to an inmate inside the jail. A handgun was also found in his vehicle.

Black is currently in the Rockdale County Jail and faces charges of crossing state or county guardlines with weapons, intoxicants or drugs without consent, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of or attempt to commit a felony and violation of oath by a public officer, jail records show.

He has been denied bond, Channel 2 reported.

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The incident happened over the weekend at Covington Park in Newton County.