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Jonathan Womble Charged With Introducing Contraband Into Prison When Marijuana Found In DC Jail Locker

8:25 AM, Feb 15, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A corrections officer at the D.C. Jail has been arrested after a drug detection dog working at the facility alerted officials to marijuana in the man's locker.

The Washington Examiner (http://bit.ly/Vks8MW) reports Friday that officer Jonathan Womble has been charged with introducing contraband into prison.

According to a court document, a handler for the jail's K-9 unit entered the men's locker room on Tuesday to use the bathroom and had his drug-detection dog with him. The dog signaled that there were drugs in Womble's locker. A second dog later confirmed the presence of drugs, and officials opened Womble's locker.

Womble has worked at the facility since 2008. An e-mail message sent to his attorney Friday was not immediately returned. The next hearing in the case is set for March 8.

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