CCSO: Kitchen worker at N. Charleston jail conspired to sneak cell phone, drugs to inmate

CCSO: Kitchen worker at N. Charleston jail conspired to sneak cell phone, drugs to inmate
Teirah Hamilton (Source: CCSO)

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - A kitchen worker at Al Cannon Detention Center is facing charges after she allegedly conspired to give a cell phone, lighter and drugs to an inmate.

Teirah Hamilton is charged with conspiracy to furnish contraband into a jail.

She is an employee of Aramark food services, which is contracted by the detention center for inmate food, according to Charleston County Sheriff's Office spokesman Roger Antonio.

Hamilton spoke with an inmate named Jackie Coaxum over the phone in December 2017 and promised to bring the items to the jail for him, according to the affidavit. Hamilton met with an acquaintance of Coaxum named "Tony"  who gave Hamilton $300 as well as the items, according to the affidavit. Hamilton said she took the $300 but didn't bring the items to the jail, the affidavit states.

Hamilton was interviewed on May 23 when she was played her phone conversation with Coaxum and confirmed it was her voice, the affidavit stated.

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