A Barrow County detention officer was arrested today by Barrow County Sheriff’s Office narcotics deputies.
Jeremy Robert Haney, 30, of Bethlehem, was arrested after purchasing a small quantity of hydrocodone from an undercover deputy. Haney was arrested without incident.
Detention center administrators learned of Haney’s suspected drug activity and worked with narcotics agents to conduct an undercover operation. Within 24 hours of receiving the tip, the Sheriff’s Office had investigated and arrested Haney.
Haney is charged with purchasing a controlled substance, conspiracy to purchase a controlled substance and violation of oath of office. He is currently in custody and being held at an undisclosed location.
Haney has been employed at the Barrow County Detention Center as a detention officer for the past year and a half. His duties included inmate supervision. Haney’s position did not involve regular contact with the general public.
Sheriff Jud Smith said his agency is committed to providing excellent law enforcement services to the citizens of Barrow County and out of county guests.
“We hold our employees to the highest of standards and will not tolerate any criminal activity whatsoever,” he said.
More information will be released as it becomes available.