An internal investigation overseen by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and the county’s Stop the Offender Program Special Crimes Unit culminated in the arrest of two Johnson County deputies Friday for allegedly bringing contraband into the jail.

Arrested were Shelley Jepsen, 28, and Wilford Waters, 51, both of Cleburne. The investigation revealed they brought tobacco, marijuana and dangerous drugs into the Johnson County Corrections Center in Cleburne.

Officers arrested Jepsen in her vehicle on charges of possession of prohibited substance in a corrections facility and unlawfully carrying a weapon. Her bail was set at $5,000 on the first charge and $500 on the second.

Officers arrested Waters on a charge of possession of prohibited substance in a corrections facility at the Johnson County Corrections Center and had bail set at $5,000.

Jepsen and Waters have both bonded out of jail, according to reports.

Jepsen began working in March 2007 as a temporary jailer and received her permanent jailer’s license in October. She was fired Friday.

Waters began as a temporary jailer in August and received his permanent jailer’s license in October. He was fired Feb. 27.

An arrest warrant for a third, unnamed person related to the jail has been issued, Sheriff Bob Alford said.

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