Cook county jail guard admits to sneaking pot & tobacco inside

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A Cook County jail guard admits to sneaking drugs inside the jail.

Prosecutors say Lawrence Pope and Taveda Driver had the guard, Jermaine Hoskins, bring marijuana and tobacco into the jail.

They say Pope was an inmate who had Driver give the contraband to Hoskins, who got it past security. Pope would then sell it to other inmates.

Prosecutors say all three admitted to this.

Hoskins says he was paid $250 every time he did it.

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  • oldwestlawdawg

    This idiot was too lazy to work the overtime available every day at the jail. Clearly the tougher hiring standards are a joke because it’s the scared new officers typically doing this junk. Just wait until his criminal background and gang affiliation is revealed. Maybe dart will realize that the jail needs body xray scanners at all entry points not just xray machines for items and metal detectors for staff to walk through. ALOT OF STUFF WOULD BE CAUGHT AND PEOPLE ARRESTED THERE WERE BODY XRAY SCANNERS EVERYONE ENTERING HAD TO GO THROUGH. DRUGS DO NOT SET OFF METAL DETECTORS. IF DART WOULD TALK TO OFFICERS TO FIND OUT WHAT EQUIPMENT THEY NEED HE WOULD KNOW THIS.