An Atlanta smuggler is now living among his former customers after he was caught smuggling items to inmates in the county jail.
Atlanta authorities arrested 45-year-old Michael Anthony Dixon after catching him using a broken window at the DeKalb County Jail to smuggle items to inmates.
Dixon had been selling illegal drugs, tobacco, cell phones, chicken wings, and other contraband to inmates.
He was charged with crossing a guard line with weapons, intoxicants, drugs without consent, criminal trespass, possession of marijuana, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Deputies say Dixon was caught with a bag containing marijuana, cocaine, loose tobacco, packs of cigarettes, lighters, cell phones with chargers and cords, jewelry, ear pods, hex keys, glue gel, sweets, and cooked chicken wings.
Chief Deputy Randy Akies said:
“Our ‘Eyes in the Sky’ operation continues to be effective this year, as we foil attempts by inmates and their co-conspirators on the outside to get illegal and potentially dangerous items inside the jail.
“The safety of the intended recipients and others in our custody and on our staff is threatened by this practice, and Sheriff Maddox has made it clear that it will not be tolerated.
“Offenders will be prosecuted within the full extent of the law.”
Dixon was booked into DeKalb County Jail.
Records detail a long list of prior arrests.
In 2006 he was arrested on drug charges.
He has had numerous parole or probation violations ever since.
According to The New York Post:
Dixon, who the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said was carrying a box cutter, was stopped outside of the facility on Feb. 3 while past the guard line area.
When deputies searched the area, they found a hidden white back in a nearby brush.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) February 6, 2023