Former jailer gets probation, smuggled tobacco into jail
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am
CORYELL COUNTY -- A former Coryell County jailer gets what some are calling a slap on the wrist for his part in a jail smuggling ring.
Jake Nelson Rhoades was sentenced to 3 years probation Monday.
He and five others were investigated back in March after a source tipped off the sheriffs' office that the group was smuggling tobacco into the county jail.
The others are still awaiting trial and have been charged with criminal conspiracy, a felony offense.