On Saturday, July 23, a Columbia County Detention Deputy was arrested at the county detention facility when he brought in and delivered contraband to an inmate. Dillon Moore was arrested at 6:50 am and was booked on one count of delivering contraband into a detention facility.
The investigation began earlier in the week when it was suspected that an inmate was being supplied tobacco products by an unknown source. As the investigation proceeded, it was discovered that Moore and the inmate were friends prior to the inmate’s incarceration and Moore began supplying him with smokeless tobacco as a favor.
After the arrest, per Sheriff’s Office policy Moore was placed on administrate leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
Sheriff Hunter stated, “Columbia County Sheriff’s Office personnel are held to the highest standard of conduct. It’s disappointing when something like this occurs; not only is it criminal behavior, but it distracts from the otherwise outstanding work the agency’s men and women do day in and day out”.