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Clayton County jail worker charged with providing drugs, cell phone to inmate

Pharaoh Johnson did maintenance labor

Pharoah Johnson

Pharoah Johnson

JONESBORO — A Clayton County Jail maintenance worker has been charged with providing contraband to an inmate, said officials Friday.

Pharaoh Davis Johnson has been charged with felony possession by, delivery to inmate of or bringing within guard lines drugs, weapons, alcohol or other prohibited articles; possession with intent to distribute and three counts of misdemeanor possession by, delivery to inmate of or bringing within guard lines drugs, weapons, alcohol or other prohibited articles, said Sheriff Victor Hill.

Hill said the arrest stemmed from the discovery of a cell phone, charger and drugs in a jail inmate housing area Wednesday. An immediate investigation resulted in Johnson’s arrest, he said.

Johnson was a maintenance worker with Carter Goble Lee, an international corporation that provides planning, design and maintenance for justice facilities.

“The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide a safe and orderly environment for inmates as it does for the residents of Clayton County,” said Hill.