SC prison guard arrested for possession of marijuana, fired

SC prison guard arrested for possession of marijuana, fired

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A guard at a South Carolina prison has been arrested on a drug charge.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections' Police Services said Patrick Nathaniel Carroll, 36, faces a charge of simple possession of marijuana, WIS-TV reported. It was unclear where Carroll was being held. The department did not say whether he was represented by an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Officials said Carroll entered the front gate at Broad River Correctional Institution with a “green leafy substance” believed to be marijuana. The substance was wrapped in a folded paper and weighed less than 28 grams, the department said.

The arrest was based on witness statements, evidence, and self-admittance to the department, officials said.

Carroll was fired after his arrest. The department did not say how long Carroll had worked for the department.

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