Troup County Sheriff’s detention officer arrested on meth charges, accused of supplying drugs to inmates

Published 9:29 am Wednesday, March 20, 2024

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A Troup County Sheriff’s Office detention officer has been arrested on methamphetamine charges and more.

Tyler Carson was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of methamphetamine, crossing the guard line with drugs, and items prohibited by an inmate, according to a press release from the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.

TCSO said investigators had received prior information that contraband was being introduced into the sheriff’s office work release annex facility by Carson. Carson was receiving payment from inmates to bring contraband inside the facility while working his shift, according to the press release.

After investigating the information, narcotics investigators caught Carson smoking methamphetamine inside his vehicle in the work release annex parking lot. Carson was immediately arrested, and he and his vehicle searched. Carson was booked in the Troup County Jail and charged with the above crimes.

“The security and integrity of the Troup County Jail and Annex is one of my highest priorities and has been since I took office. Prior to anyone working for this agency, they undergo a detailed pre-employment background check, and once they are employed, the consequences of such criminal activity are made clear to them. I want to thank my staff for quickly investigating this matter and arresting Carson,” Sheriff James Woodruff said in a statement.