A former jail guard convicted of sneaking syringes inside of tacos and putting marijuana under chili for inmates has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.

A former jail guard convicted of sneaking syringes inside of tacos and putting marijuana under chili for inmates has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.
Jordan Michael Waller, 26, had worked at the Miller County jail for just over a month before his arrest June 1. Deputies say the tacos, pizzas and chili he carried with him to work included a stash of cell phones and chargers, methamphetamine, marijuana, tobacco and cigarette rolling papers.
At trial, Waller's aunt and mother testified he had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 2004 but his illness was manageable with medication. Jail officials denied knowing of Waller's mental illness.
The long-troubled jail had 13 escapes last year. A number of jail guards were fired, and some were charged criminally with improper conduct with inmates.
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Information from: Texarkana Gazette, http://www.texarkanagazette.com