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Former prison guard pleads guilty to tobacco smuggling attempt

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The first of several former prison guards accused of smuggling or attempting to smuggle contraband items to inmates pleaded guilty Thursday.

Lance D. Driggers, 25, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to one count of criminal attempt to commit the crime of trading with inmates. Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. imposed a sentence of two and a half years on probation under the First Offender Act.

Driggers was caught on Feb. 7 at the Augusta State Medical Prison with four quart-size and two gallon-size bags of loose tobacco and 15 packages of cigarette rolling papers, Assistant District Attorney Falin Syms said.

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nocnoc 05/24/13 - 06:37 am
Don't expect new bunken buddies

Not a Gay ref.

I don't expect any to see jail time or a fine, like a wife or family member would get.

my.voice 05/24/13 - 07:11 am
What a shame, how many doors

What a shame, how many doors did this young man close for himself?

itsanotherday1 05/24/13 - 08:42 am
Isn't that the truth

Isn't that the truth my.voice. So many young people throwing away opportunities, and too often a big chunk of their lives, because they want an easy buck.

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