Former Carter County jailer pleads guilty to contraband charge

ARDMORE, OK - A former Carter County detention officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to bringing contraband into the county jail.

22-year-old John Jacob Pemberton was charged with a misdemeanor and ordered to serve a one year deferred sentence and pay court fees.

Officials said Pemberton was caught giving an inmate cigarettes laced with marijuana by surveillance video on April 23.

By policy, Pemberton was terminated from his job at the jail immediately after.

Sheriff Ken Grace said actions like Pemberton's will not be tolerated.


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  • by hhuh Location: ardmore on Jun 19, 2012 at 02:43 AM
    the rooster guarding the chicken coop...stay classy ard.
  • by truth Location: in anonymous wife's arms on Jun 18, 2012 at 06:38 PM
    Wow 22 months. Ok question why are anglo's always given lighter sentences for equal crimes that other races commit?
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      by Billy Bob Thornton@Windom on Jun 19, 2012 at 02:09 PM in reply to truth
      Anbswer:well it is usually because the"other races" are busy doin it all the time,racist? no,the truth yea.
  • by John Q Location: Texoma on Jun 18, 2012 at 08:08 AM
    Wonder how the staff could tell the cigarette were laced with marijuana by video???
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      by Billy Bob Thornton@Windom on Jun 18, 2012 at 05:36 PM in reply to John Q
      Evidently they took a test drive of it!
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        by John Q on Jun 19, 2012 at 09:04 AM in reply to Billy Bob Thornton@Windom
        Wouldn't that be a DUI?? LOL
  • by Anonymous on Jun 18, 2012 at 06:11 AM
    Another Carter County class act!!!
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