SE Texas jailer pleads guilty in smuggling case

October 19, 2011 3:53:33 AM PDT
A jailer in Southeast Texas faces up to five years in federal prison over a failed plot to smuggle drugs and tobacco to a prisoner.

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.