Richmond County jailer charged with selling drugs to inmate

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 10:41 AM
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A Richmond County jail employee was jailed himself this morning on charges he sold drugs to an inmate.

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Jail records indicate Deputy Michael Z. Arrington, 25, of Grovetown, was arrested this morning.

He has worked for the Sheriff's Office since 2007.

The Internal Affairs division of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office conducted the investigation.

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SargentMidTown
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SargentMidTown 01/29/09 - 12:06 pm
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I am very disapointed. It is

I am very disapointed. It is good that this criminal was caught. Richmond county would be a better place if only Richmond County residents were allowed to be deputies. We need solidatroy in Richmond county now more than ever.

hossiv
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hossiv 01/29/09 - 12:11 pm
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Sorry Deputy Drug Dealer.

Sorry Deputy Drug Dealer. You are not above the law. Way to set a good example for the inmates. Bravo!

sprintman
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sprintman 01/29/09 - 12:14 pm
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Sarrgentmidtown there are no

Sarrgentmidtown there are no good or high paying jobs in Augusta suburban counties. There are few jobs in aiken and columbia. All the jobs are in the city downtown, medical district, chemical row in south augusta, airport, and in West Augusta.

RW1953
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RW1953 01/29/09 - 12:16 pm
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Nip in the Bud Good Job RCSD

Nip in the Bud
Good Job RCSD

Waymore
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Waymore 01/29/09 - 12:17 pm
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Dispicable! If guilty, he

Dispicable! If guilty, he needs to be thrown under the jail. As to the first post, how would only hiring RC residents make the RCSO better? You actually think cutting the pool of qualified applicants world benefit RC???

rufus
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rufus 01/29/09 - 12:25 pm
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Red on the head; brain is

Red on the head; brain is dead

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 01/29/09 - 12:27 pm
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Good point Waymore. IF

Good point Waymore. IF guilty. He has been charged, but has he been proven guilty? We all know that things are not always as they seem. If proven guilty, then by all means, it is despicable and he should be held accountable.

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 01/29/09 - 12:54 pm
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I wonder how many people this

I wonder how many people this officer has arrested on the very same charges?

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 01/29/09 - 12:58 pm
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I wonder if RCSO will ever

I wonder if RCSO will ever conduct psych exams on their deputies? You just might catch these idiots before they get in the mix. Since they have road deputies who are bi-polar, that becomes a liability. I blame the man in the top office.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 01/29/09 - 12:59 pm
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Rolling, he was a jailer. He

Rolling, he was a jailer. He didn't make any arrests ever. He was a paid babysitter.

steve-o
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steve-o 01/29/09 - 01:22 pm
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Prisoners don't usually treat

Prisoners don't usually treat jailed, ex-police very well. He's gonna have a bad time in jail.

BakersfieldCityLimits
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BakersfieldCityLimits 01/29/09 - 01:37 pm
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So sad, so very sad. Good

So sad, so very sad. Good to see that President Obama is starting to clean up things as he promised.

voluptuously_auburn1
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voluptuously_auburn1 01/29/09 - 01:41 pm
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What a LOSER! To lose his

What a LOSER! To lose his creditbility, integrity, respect just to sell drugs to another lame-o already locked up?!? Complete MORON. Too bad the personality test they give at hire isn't good enough to reveal what an idiot this guy had potential to become. Can they charge him for the costs associated with training and schooling to become a RC deputy??

drumbeater1
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drumbeater1 01/29/09 - 01:51 pm
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sargent mid town......pitiful

sargent mid town......pitiful post......pitiful

KingJames
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KingJames 01/29/09 - 01:54 pm
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D1216, how did you drag

D1216, how did you drag President Obama into this?

Dark Lord
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Dark Lord 01/29/09 - 02:18 pm
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I wonder if this was the

I wonder if this was the first time he sold drugs to a inmate or is it the first time he got caught. There are cameras everywhere in that place so I'm thinking either he is super stupid or new at this selling drugs thing (lol). What happened to to inmate who brought the drugs? Maybe he is a snitch. Just food for thought.

double_standard
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double_standard 01/29/09 - 02:21 pm
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He will plead guilty to a

He will plead guilty to a lesser charge and get hired in another county.

riptide
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riptide 01/29/09 - 02:27 pm
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D1216, lol lol YOU GOT TO BE

D1216, lol lol YOU GOT TO BE JOKING, LOL. how can someone be so narrow minded. Give credit where it is do. The local authorities are do the credit. I can't stopping laughing at this comment made by D1216

madneighbor
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madneighbor 01/29/09 - 02:34 pm
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Rufus, that is one of the

Rufus, that is one of the most inaccurate statements I've ever seen...I happen to be a redhead myself and I am very intelligent. And if you'll look back in history, many redheads have made their way to the top; Lucille Ball for example. That is like saying all blonde's are stupid; it's stereotyping and it's wrong.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 01/29/09 - 02:34 pm
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Whoa! He has not been proven

Whoa! He has not been proven guilty. Hold your fire! Inmates are always reliable sources of information right? Wrong. More likely not.

BOBO
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BOBO 01/29/09 - 02:45 pm
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I am sure it was medical

I am sure it was medical (Maybe Marijuana or pills)

Cheech1
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Cheech1 01/29/09 - 02:49 pm
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The moral of this story is -

The moral of this story is - "When selling drugs to an inamate, make sure you don't short him"

BakersfieldCityLimits
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BakersfieldCityLimits 01/29/09 - 02:56 pm
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Riptide, credit is " due " to

Riptide, credit is " due " to President Obama because he has ushered in a new era where the police are not above the law. New times = New ideas.

BakersfieldCityLimits
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BakersfieldCityLimits 01/29/09 - 02:59 pm
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Waymore, if you are such a

Waymore, if you are such a fan of the RCSD, why don't you move on down the road and apply? What are you scared of? Its funny how all these people that are such advocates of LE have never been there and done that. Go back to your corporate job at ***** and leave the police work to the Federal Government.

spdermn78
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spdermn78 01/29/09 - 03:15 pm
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Baroness your right, and

Baroness your right, and wrong at the same time. The end of the report says based on an "internal affairs investigation". His *zz is pretty much in a sling. Internal affairs conducts a through, detailed investigation before arresting somebody. Im sure they caught him red handed with the drugs as he was supplying them to the inmates. We trust these jailers to keep the peace behind the bars. Was drugs the only thing he got to them i.e knives, guns and murder hits... This dummy knew better. I hope he eats the honey bun left on his mattress tonight.. Lol

cparker
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cparker 01/29/09 - 03:47 pm
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I would like to hear from

I would like to hear from apex24, patriciathomas, convertedsoutherner, & greenjacket. It never amazes me that the fools that bring up race and drug dealing go mute when the story is about a white cop!! Immorality has no race, gender, or address...

mable8
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mable8 01/29/09 - 04:06 pm
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sgtmidtown: For your

sgtmidtown: For your information, the hiring practices for law enforcement were confined to the county needing officers. The problem was: not enough manpower to choose from, so they had to extend their search to include other counties. Furthermore, a good officer has good character--good character is not developed by the county they live in, but the kind of home they come from and the discipline received as they grew up. Some make it and some don't.

Tired of the BS
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Tired of the BS 01/29/09 - 04:11 pm
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Pay the law officers more

Pay the law officers more money and they won't be so tempted to cross the line.

SC-LSU-Fan
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SC-LSU-Fan 01/29/09 - 04:19 pm
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SargentMidTown, what is

SargentMidTown, what is "solidatroy"?? I agree, that is a pretty silly post!!

Michelle09
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Michelle09 01/29/09 - 04:29 pm
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AugustaVoter, just to let you

AugustaVoter, just to let you know, they do conduct Psych Evals on any new employee to RCSO. But not all crazy people are drug dealers. What does that have to do with deciding right from wrong?

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