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Wake detention officer supplied contraband to inmates, according to investigators

Posted January 26, 2021 11:55 p.m. EST
Updated January 27, 2021 4:46 a.m. EST

After a two-month investigation, Rodale Pippen was charged with delivering a cellphone or electronic device to an inmate, conspiracy to provide a cellular device to an inmate and giving or selling tobacco or vapor products to an inmate.

— A Wake County detention officer was arrested on charges of supplying contraband to inmates.

After a two-month investigation, Rodale Pippen, 31, was charged with delivering a cellphone or electronic device to an inmate, conspiracy to provide a cellular device to an inmate and giving or selling tobacco or vapor products to an inmate.

Pippen was arrested during his shift within the detention facility inside John H. Baker Jr. Public Safety Center on Tuesday night.

Investigators said they received information that a detention officer was supplying contraband to inmates inside the facility.

His bond was set at $27,000.

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