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Jail worker accused of delivering marijuana to inmate

LARGO — A criminal justice specialist with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office was arrested today, accused of bringing tobacco and marijuana into the county jail for an inmate.

Brian McClymont, 24, who has worked for the Sheriff's Office for two years, was charged with introduction of contraband into a correctional facility, two counts of misuse of public office and possession of a controlled substance.

According to the Sheriff's Office, McClymont was receiving phone calls from 37-year-old Henry Holliness, an inmate at the jail. The two men also had contact at the jail, a press release said.

McClymont arranged to meet another person outside the jail on May 25, pick up a package and deliver it to Holliness, the report said. The package "contained contraband including tobacco and marijuana," the report said. Officials did not identify the person who delivered the package to McClymont.

McClymont, who monitors jail inmates from a control booth but is not a sworn detention deputy, was paid $400 to pick up the package and another $200 once he delivered it to Holliness, who began selling the items at the jail, officials said.

Holliness was arrested on charges of introduction of contraband and bribery. He remains at the Pinellas County Jail. Court records show Holliness was arrested by sheriff's deputies in 2007 on charges of home invasion robbery, kidnapping and two counts of violating his probation on kidnapping, armed robbery and burglary charges from Okaloosa County.

McClymont was arrested when he arrived at work around 8:30 a.m. He resigned after he was arrested. He is being held at the jail in lieu of $17,000 bail.

Narcotics detectives began to investigate in early June after detectives received a tip, sheriff's officials said.

Jail worker accused of delivering marijuana to inmate 06/18/09 [Last modified: Monday, June 22, 2009 8:27am]
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