Adams County jailer arrested for allegedly supplying contraband to prisoners

Published 1:32 pm Thursday, March 24, 2022

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NATCHEZ —Adams County Sheriff Office deputies have arrested a jailer in the Adams County Jail for conspiracy to commit a crime by furnishing contraband to a prisoner.

Nakeria Virgil

Nakeria Virgil was arrested on Wednesday. Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten terminated Virgil on March 10, after an internal investigation into how contraband was making its way into the jail.

Her arrest came after a further investigation was completed.

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“I hold my employees accountable for their actions and when an employee breaks that trust and puts other employees’ lives at risk, there will be severe consequences. In this case, Virgil put everyone in the jail at risk and that will not be tolerated,” Patten said.