A former Brown County jailer who was accused of providing contraband to inmates pleaded no contest and was placed on five years deferred adjudication.

Anthony Spivey, who was charged with prohibited substance in a correctional facility, is a member of the National Guard and is on alert for deployment to Iraq, his attorney, Charles McDonald, said.

Spivey entered the plea on Monday in 35th District Court in a plea bargain, McDonald said.

The criminal case will not affect Spivey’s service in the National Guard and will not prevent his deployment, McDonald said. He said Spivey will be allowed to serve his probation while he is overseas.

Spivey, 37, was one of three jailers charged and fired from their jobs over allegations that snuff and cell phones were being provided to inmates.

Spivey was arrested May 22, and jailers Josh Crowder and Jason Behler turned themselves in on warrants on June 17, jail records state.

Cases against Crowder and Behler are pending in court.

In other recent sentencings:

Edwin Leton Steptoe pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free zone and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Jerry Ned Woodcock pleaded guilty to theft over $1,500 under $20,000 and was sentenced to nine years in prison.