Jail guard quits, accused of bringing tobacco to inmates

LISBON – A corrections officer at the Columbiana County Jail reportedly resigned after allegations of him reportedly bringing tobacco into the jail were investigated.

According to county sheriff reports, Lt. Allan D. Young met with Warden Gary Grimm at the jail at 3 p.m. Friday regarding a corrections officer who has allegedly been bringing tobacco into the facility for some of the inmates.

The corrections officer, Jason T. Gilpin, has been employed there for about the past three months. When questioned Gilpin reportedly told Young he was pressured to bring a pack and a half of cigarettes in for inmate Glenn Collins over the past few months in exchange for $20. He also reported giving cigarettes to four other inmates during the same period for no compensation.

Gilpin resigned. No further controlled substances were found at the jail, some of which was checked by K-9 Jesy.