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Former Preble Co. corrections officer accused of bringing contraband into jail indicted

Former Preble Co. corrections officer accused of bringing contraband into jail indicted (Photo: Preble Co. Sheriff's Office/MGN)

EATON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A former Preble County corrections officer accused of bringing contraband into the jail has been indicted by a Grand Jury.

An internal investigation began on April 27, 2017 after the sheriff's office learned that Jared Rivers was accused of bringing contraband into the jail and getting money in exchange. Rivers was placed on paid administrative leave.

During the internal investigation, the sheriff's office says probable cause was found that the crimes had been committed and a special prosecutor was assigned to the case. According to the sheriff's office, the investigation found that Rivers delivered several packages to an inmate and was paid by a third party. Rivers has been interviewed by investigators and is cooperating.

A Grand Jury has returned a six-count indictment against Rivers, charging him with five counts of Bribery and one county of Dereliction of Duty.

Rivers is scheduled to be arraigned in court today.

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