Clyde Miller has the dubious distinction of being the first inmate in the Lincoln County Regional Jail busted for having cigarettes in his cell.
Smoking and the possession of tobacco products by inmates and staff at the Lincoln County Regional jail was banned earlier this month, said Jailer David Gooch.
Neither inmates nor jail staff members are allowed to enter the jail with any tobacco products in their possession. Matches and lighters are also taboo.
"We have had very few problems with any inmate wanting to bring tobacco products into our facility," Mr. Gooch said. "Most inmates have indicated that they are very appreciative of this service being provided to them and most have wanted to quit smoking for a long time but were never provided with the resources to help them accomplish this task," he said.