Bowie County correctional officer arrested for smuggling contraband


Former Correctional Officer, Culleon E. Hubbard, has been arrested for smuggling contraband into a correctional facility. Culleon smuggled tobacco and marijuana in to the Bowie County Annex Jail.

According to authorities on October 29, 2016 around 5:20 pm Culleon Hubbard was returning to work at the jail from taking a break.

Upon returning, he was searched by Correctional Officer Kathryn Haynes upon his return to the jail as is standard procedure. During this search, Correctional Officer Haynes found cigarettes in Culleon Hubbard’s sock. Hubbard was then told to remove his shoes.

As Hubbard was taking his shoes off, a visitor in the jail lobby saw Hubbard discard a plastic roll that containing cigarettes, marijuana and a lighter.

These items were recovered and Culleon Hubbard was dismissed from employment.

According to Bowie County Sheriff’s office Investigator Robby McCarver prepared an arrest warrant for Hubbard that he presented to Judge Nancy Talley.

Judge Talley determined probable cause and issued the arrest warrant for Culleon Hubbard. He was arrested on November 1, 2016 when he turned himself in at the Bi-State Building, and was taken before Judge Gibson Hadaway who set his bond at $30,000.

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