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Decatur Co. inmate found in possession of drugs

Decatur Co. inmate found in possession of drugs
Posted at 4:26 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 16:26:00-04

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WTXL) - A Georgia inmate has been arrested after deputies found 50 grams of meth in his locker. 

According to Bainbridge Public Safety (BPS), an employee at the Decatur County EMS reported that a car was sitting behind their building on Thursday. The car later left, but the employee called 911 due to the suspicious nature of the car. 

When officers began investigating the area, they found 13 blue tobacco packages lying on the ground, as well as a plastic bag hanging from the top of the building. 

Inside the bag, officers say they found several clear plastic zipper baggies and more tobacco packages.

Officers did not collect the bags, suspecting that the bag would be picked up bay an inmate the next morning. 

On Friday morning, investigators came back to the EMS building, waiting out of sigh for the inmate bus to arrive. An hour later, the bus pilled up to the storage buildings near where the tobacco bags were found. 

BPS says officers saw an inmate leave the bus, look around, and walk to where the bag containing the tobacco was located. They say the inmate took the bag then got back on the bus.

Before the bus could leave, however, investigators hopped on, finding Jamarcus Printup, 30, with the bag.

When investigators searched Printup's locker, they found 50 grams of meth. Printup was charged with items prohibited for possession by inmates and trafficking methamphetamine.

BPS says the investigation is ongoing.