Drugs in jail


A Dickson County man who works in Cheatham County as a correctional deputy was charged last week with bringing drugs into the jail and giving them to inmates.

Mason Carr, 22, was born in Nashville but attended  Dickson County schools and graduated from Creek Wood High School in 2015, according to his personnel file. He is also listed as living in Dickson County on social media.

A joint investigation between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Cheatham County sheriff’s office began when the agencies receiving information about the drugs being brought inside, according to a sheriff’s office release. Information about where the tip originated and how the investigation led to Carr has not yet been released

Carr, who was released from jail Thursday, June 27 after posting a $40,000 bail, was charged with introduction of drugs into a correctional facility, intent to sell and illegal possession of a firearm.

Carr was officially fired the day following his arrest after working at the jail since 2017.

Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove commented on the situation in a public Facebook post.

“It’s a difficult time when you learn one of your own has violated the very thing they swore they would uphold,” according to the post. “We lost a servant to whatever his reason was. As long as I’m here, I won’t stand for crossing the line of doing wrong.”

The TBI will lead the ongoing investigation, according to the release.

Carr will appear in the Cheatham County courthouse Wednesday, July 10 at 9 a.m., according to court records.

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