A man was arrested after authorities saying he had cigarettes on an inmate work crew putting up flags on a Alabama road on the Fourth of July.
Michael Brown, 39, or Center, Ala., Was booked into the Cherokee County Jail Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 2:05 pm "He said," I know they don't have tobacco in the jail, but it is the Fourth of July, "said Cpl. Nick Vaughn of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, according to the Birmingham News. "Apparently it would be a good idea."
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The inmates are tasked with putting up the American flags along Highway 41
Brown is accused of tossing the cigarettes to the inmates as he passed them in his car, the paper reported.
Vaughn deemed him intoxicated after conducting a traffic stop, according to the
Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver said: ““ We do everything we can to keep contraband out of the jail. We don't have to throw the public to them. ”
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Brown was released Friday after a night in a $ 1,000 bond jail, online records show .