Crittenden Jail Administrator Arrested in Undercover Drug Case

AUGUST 24, 2004 - Posted at 11:27 a.m. CDT

WEST MEMPHIS, AR - The administrator of the Crittenden County Jail has been arrested for allegedly agreeing to provide slightly more than two ounces of cocaine to an inmate.  Reginald Abram was arrested yesterday in an undercover operation by the West Memphis police.

West Memphis assistant Police Chief Mike Allen said the agency was informed that Abram was using his position to break the law.

Allen said Abram agreed to a payment of $1,000 to take the package of drugs into the county jail, and that he was given $900 in marked bills and the drugs.  Allen said the cocaine was in a clear plastic bag which Abram then wrapped it in black tape.

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