Corrections Officer Facing Drug Charges

July 6, 2013

An Escambia County (Ala.) corrections officer has been charged with smuggling contraband into the county jail to sell to inmates.

Jane Rogers Johnson, 58, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of drug trafficking and a violation of Alabama’s ethics law.  She allegedly introduced pills, cocaine and other contraband into the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton, and then sold the items to inmates.

Her arrest came after a unrelated joint investigation by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshal’s Service. As investigators interview inmates about a person possibly impersonating an attorney to gain access to inmates, they discovered Johnson’s alleged activities.

For her own safe Johnson is being held in the  Baldwin County Jail in Bay Minette rather than Escambia County, Ala.. She is being held without bond. . She may face federal charges from the U.S. Marshals because the Brewton jail also houses federal inmates under contract.


19 Responses to “Corrections Officer Facing Drug Charges”

  1. Knight on July 18th, 2013 9:09 pm

    Naïveté is the common denominator here. Who knows what really transpired? Are we really blindly trusting the media, now? And law enforcement? Don’t get me started. That anyone is shocked about this makes me lol. You people should get out more, or at least watch some more TV. Ha!

  2. melodies4us on July 10th, 2013 8:15 pm

    Wow. They keep women in prison alot longer than they keep men .She will have plenty of time to think about what a huge mistake that was.

  3. What do you know? on July 7th, 2013 1:37 pm

    @Thomas! You sound a little bitter?!
    I personally resent you making accusations
    that the ECSO is a bunch of drug users!
    Be careful what you say! Unless you can
    back up your trash talk!! Just because there
    is one bad apple in the bunch, that doesn’t
    make make them all bad! If you had any
    sense or character you would know that!
    But since I’m wasting my breath on a
    looser… I’ll make myself clear! You
    would never have what it takes to be
    on one of them!! So keep on wishing
    and dreaming!! Jealousy is so so ugly!!!

  4. DL Hall on July 7th, 2013 11:57 am

    So Much For “TRUST” Uh …

  5. Still Wondering... on July 7th, 2013 7:49 am

    Maybe this type of behavior is why Cedric Floyd was about to walk out of the jail. Did the Sheriff’s Office ever release how that happen ???

  6. Sgt.'s Wife on July 6th, 2013 10:35 pm

    I can only pray that Ms. Johnson is punished as a any other state law enforcement officer or correctional officer would be. Their punishment should be much stiffer than any other individual in the community, because she took an oath to uphold. And we wonder why other correctional staff gets a bad rap, because, of the ones such as Ms. Johnson.


  7. Oh really?? on July 6th, 2013 9:33 pm

    @ Thomas. First what’s a duty follower? Lol
    Get your facts straight. Dirty leader ? If the leader
    Is so dirty why was she arrested ,held without bond
    and being prosecuted ?

  8. Bobby V. on July 6th, 2013 9:26 pm

    I would think Drug testing is not very effective in this instance. These men and woman are selling these drugs at 3-4x maybe even more than the street value. Only low level dealers get high on their own supply. These people are doing business not drugs.

  9. low key on July 6th, 2013 5:32 pm

    Both lie detector and drug testing would be a good idea.

  10. jcellops on July 6th, 2013 5:26 pm

    a random lie detecting policy would offer a degree of deterant, i would think

  11. thomas on July 6th, 2013 4:51 pm

    Drug testing employees would clean out your dirty officers.

  12. cygie on July 6th, 2013 4:39 pm

    How would “drug testing everyone” stop contraband from being brought into the jail? I must have missed the portion of the article that stated the alleged suspect was under the influence of narcotics at the time of her arrest.

  13. Robert S. on July 6th, 2013 2:49 pm

    Guess she had a captive clientele.
    Funny how some dealers sell drugs to support their own habit.

  14. thomas on July 6th, 2013 12:36 pm

    I say the entire Dept need to be investigated because she’s not the only one but she the only one that got caught. They need to drug test EVERYBODY from the front door to the back door. Dirty leaders produce duty followers!

  15. kathy on July 6th, 2013 12:02 pm

    Know telling how long this had been going on. Thats a’s not only in ala, It’s everywhere. I’am sure this Problem Happens alot.

  16. trouble on July 6th, 2013 11:55 am

    I hope she gets more than a slap on the hand. Pretty tired of people in charge getting off easy. To many times it is just “oh poor thing, give another chance”. And they just go do it again.

  17. well on July 6th, 2013 11:09 am

    What a pun. Drug Arrest during JOINT INVESTIGATION.

  18. B.P. on July 6th, 2013 9:41 am

    Crime is a risky business. If you choose to do it you’ve got to be able to accept the consequences. Sometime it just doesn’t pay off.

  19. new york 37 on July 6th, 2013 5:48 am

    No need in crying now..

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