Columbia County corrections officer arrested after smuggling attempt

(WCJB) -- A corrections officer at the Columbia Correctional Institution Annex is now behind bars.

37 year old, Angela Cooper was arrested for trying to smuggle contraband into the prison.

An inmate had come forward, telling investigators he had been in a romantic relationship with Cooper and she had agreed to smuggle cellphones, cigarettes, and drugs to him.

Cooper admitted to the cellphones and cigarettes, but not to the narcotic.

She has since bonded out of jail.