Other (indicate in message) Submitted: May 15, 2024 | Updated: May 15, 2024

[See Editor’s Note] (May 2024) Submission related to “Smuggling contraband”, possibly related to Rutherford County, NC.

Date sent in to Sunshine: 05/07/24

Original Subject:
Smuggling contraband - Sheriff Ellenburg - Rutherford County

Original Message:
This is a public records request for all emails, texts, correspondence. and any reports regarding the smuggling of contraband into the Rutherford County detention center by an employee, or employees, of Sheriff Aaron Ellenburg.

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
April 01, 2024 - May 31, 2024

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Editor’s Note 05/15/24: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”, for the following reasons:


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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • May 15, 2024 4:02 pm

    3 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending