Deputy jail drugs


A hearing has been set for a Cheatham County correctional deputy who was recently charged with bringing drugs into the jail and giving them to inmates.

Mason Carr, 22, will appear in the county courthouse Wednesday, July 10 at 9 a.m., according to court records.

Carr, who was released from jail Thursday, June 27 after posting a $40,000 bail, was charged with introduction of drugs into a correctional facility, intent to sell and illegal possession of a firearm.

Carr was officially fired the day following his arrest after working at the jail since 2017.

A joint investigation between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the sheriff’s office began when the agencies receiving information about the drugs being brought inside, according to a sheriff’s office release. Information about where the tip originated and how the investigation led to Carr has not yet been released.

Sheriff Mike Breedlove commented on the situation in a public Facebook post.

“It’s a difficult time when you learn one of your own has violated the very thing they swore they would uphold,” according to the post. “We lost a servant to whatever his reason was. As long as I’m here, I won’t stand for crossing the line of doing wrong.”

Carr was arrested late Tuesday, June 25, then transported to the Montgomery County jail for his safety, according to the sheriff’s office release.

The TBI will lead the ongoing investigation, according to the release.

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