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Sheriff: Officers arrested for attempting to smuggle marijuana into jail

Branden Williams, 27 (Russell County Sheriff's Office) Branden Williams, 27 (Russell County Sheriff's Office)
Justin Hill, 27 (Russell County Sheriff's Office) Justin Hill, 27 (Russell County Sheriff's Office)
Oscar Hicks, 40 (Russell County Sheriff's Office) Oscar Hicks, 40 (Russell County Sheriff's Office)
RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -

An internal investigation by the Russell County Sheriff's Office found that correctional officers were attempting to smuggle marijuana into the jail, announced Sheriff Heath Taylor at a press conference Friday.

Justin Hill, 27, Oscar Hicks, 40, and Branden Williams, 27, are charged with and confessed to felony bribery. Two have also been charged with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Hill and Williams face $20,000 bonds, and Hicks faces a $10,000 bond.

We will continue following this story and bring you more updates as they become available.

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