Guards halt drugs, weapons headed into to prison

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 7:06pm
Staff reports

During a routine vehicle search, officers at the Charles Bass Correctional Complex in Nashville discovered a large amount of drugs, weapons and cash in the possession of visitor, the Tennessee Department of Correction said in a release.

Gary Carringer, 50, of Jacksboro, Tenn., was at the prison to visit an inmate on June 20.

While searching Carringer’s vehicle, officers found four knives, various prescription painkillers, marijuana, methamphetamine, alcohol and more than $1,400 in cash.

He was arrested by TDOC Internal Affairs agents and has been charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession with intent to distribute.

Carringer was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail with bond set at $75,000.


2 Comments on this post:

By: eastnashville37207 on 6/24/09 at 3:23

Excellent job by the officers at CB. Kudos to those who stop the trafficing. These officers need to be rewarded.

By: girliegirl on 6/24/09 at 11:47

And now we have politicians who want to "house" Gitmo folks in said prisons. Wow....