Detention officer, inmate and others charged in jail smuggling scheme

Detention officer, inmate and others charged in jail smuggling scheme

Carteret County deputies say they intercepted methamphetamines being brought into the jail by a detention officer.

CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina detention officer, an inmate, and two others have been charged in a scheme to get drugs inside one county jail.

Carteret County deputies say they intercepted methamphetamines being brought into their jail by Zackary Smith, a detention officer.

Deputies say Smith was delivering the meth for Octavian Godette, an inmate.

Smith, who was fired from his job at the jail, is accused of conspiring with two others in the jail smuggling.

Smith has been charged with possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance on jail facility, conspire to sell/deliver Schedule II controlled substance methamphetamine, possession with intent to manufacture sell, and deliver Schedule III controlled substance suboxone strips, deliver Schedule III controlled substance, and conspire to sell/deliver Schedule III. His bond was set at $50,000 secured.

Godette was charged with two counts of conspire to sell/deliver Schedule II controlled substance methamphetamine and Schedule III controlled substance suboxone strips. He was given no bond on the charges.

James White, Jr. was arrested for conspire to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance methamphetamine, deliver methamphetamine, and possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver methamphetamine. He was given a $20,000.00 secured bond.

Ksandra Curtis was charged with possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver Schedule III controlled substance suboxone strips, deliver Schedule III, and conspire to sell/deliver Schedule III controlled substance. Curtis was given a $7,500.00 secured bond.

Ksandra Curtis and James White, Jr.

Ksandra Curtis and James White, Jr.

The arrests happened last Monday.

Godette was originally jailed on rape and sex offense charges while deputies say Smith had worked at the jail for about a year.

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