City worker allegedly gave drugs to prisoners

Anthony Hubbard (Source: Columbus Police Department)
Anthony Hubbard (Source: Columbus Police Department)

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) –  News Leader 9 has confirmed a city worker has been arrested for providing drugs to prison inmates.

After picking up trash, a number of inmates were reporting back to the prison with an increasing amount of marijuana.

Inmates allegedly told authorities they were getting their supply of drugs from Anthony Hubbard. Hubbard works for the city as a sanitation truck driver and has done so for the last year and a half.  

Investigators say for more than a month, they have been watching Hubbard. It was discovered that he was stashing marijuana in his shoe, taking it to the fleet yard where city sanitation trucks are kept, then distributing it to the inmates.

Tuesday morning, authorities searched Hubbard at the fleet yard and found marijuana on his person.  He was arrested and charged with drug possession.

Wednesday, Hubbard was out on bond. If he reports to work, he well be placed on administrative leave pending termination.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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