UPDATE: Bibb deputy indicted for sneaking contraband into jail

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – According to the Bibb County jail website, deputy Andre Pope was booked around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

A grand jury indicted Pope Tuesday. He’s charged with furnishing prohibited items to inmates and violation of oath of office. Investigators say Pope brought two cell phones into the prison between October 2014 and this April.


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bibb Sheriff’s deputies are looking to arrest one of their own, after a corrections deputy was accused of sneaking contraband into the jail.

A Bibb County grand jury indicted Andre Pope Tuesday. He’s charged with furnishing prohibited items to inmates and violation of oath of office. Investigators say Pope brought two cell phones into the prison between October 2014 and this April.

Bibb Sheriff David Davis calls this a constant problem.

“You always have to be vigilant and always be willing to make the steps that you have to to stop the contraband from coming in and hold those responsible for bringing in the contraband,” Davis said.

The sheriff says Pope has been working with the department for six months. He is on paid administrative leave.

Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Cooke tells 41NBC an arrest warrant was taken out for Pope’s arrest. He has not been arrested as of Tuesday evening.

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