SE Texas jailer pleads guilty in smuggling case

BEAUMONT, TX

Prosecutors say 25-year-old James Allen Roach of Daisetta pleaded guilty Tuesday in Beaumont to attempting to provide a federal inmate with a prohibited object.

Investigators say Roach was a correctional officer in Liberty County when he was arrested in February for attempting to deliver contraband to a federal inmate, in exchange for money.

No sentencing date has been set. The name of the inmate hasn't been released.

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