LILLINGTON, N.C. (WNCN) — A former employee at the Harnett County Jail has been charged with providing a cellphone and drugs to an inmate.

These charges come after a criminal investigation began when a cellphone was found in the jail during a routine search of the cells.

The sheriff’s office said the employee’s criminal involvement became apparent during the investigation and she was fired Friday.

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Aaliyah Jasmin Veasley, 21, of Cameron, was charged with the following:

  • providing phone to inmate,
  • two counts of providing Schedule VI drugs to an inmate,
  • failure to discharge duties, and
  • two counts providing tobacco to an inmate.

Veasley, who began her employment with Harnett County in March, was taken before a magistrate, given a $30,000 secured bond, and processed into the jail.