Former Harris County jailer accused of giving alcohol, tobacco to inmate

HOUSTON

Lauren N. Sandefer, 25, who was fired in February, is now charged with bringing a prohibited item into a correctional facility. She was arrested on Monday.

Bail in her case has been set at $5,000.

Sandefer, who started working at the Harris County Sheriff's Office last year, is the third former Harris County Jail detention officer charged with a crime this year for delivering contraband to inmates.

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