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CigarettesA Polk County Correctional Officer found herself on the other side of the bars Thursday, as she was arrested after an extensive investigation. 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested Correctional Officer Carly Viola Noack, 30, of Votaw, and charged Polk County Jail inmate Mark Anthony Jacobs, 19, of Goodrich, for introducing prohibited substances into the Polk County Jail. 

The sheriff’s office investigated and charged both with prohibited substance/item in a correctional facility, a felony 3 offense. 

The corrections officer was immediately placed on administrative suspension, pending the investigation. Noack has been employed as a correctional officer in the Polk County Jail since December 2021.   

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives received information in reference to Noack for bringing tobacco products into the Polk County Jail. 

Detectives discovered through their investigation that Noack purchased and delivered tobacco products to an inmate, receiving cash payments for doing so. Once delivered, Jacobs provided tobacco to other inmates for profit. 

After conducting interviews with the parties involved, detectives were provided with evidence and information as to how all transactions were made.   

Arrest warrants were obtained, and Officer Noack turned herself in to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, where she was terminated and booked into the Polk County Jail on a $5,000 bond. 

Jacobs was also charged and given a $5,000 bond. He is currently in jail for capital murder, aggravated kidnapping and several drug possession charges.

Polk County Sheriff Byron Lyons would like for all to know that he will continue to investigate and prosecute any misconduct or violation of the law by any employee of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, if an investigation finds that they have violated the law.

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