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story.lead_photo.caption Authorities are searching for a man who recently carved out space in an exterior wall of the Jefferson County jail at 300 E. Second Ave. in Pine Bluff.

Authorities are searching for a man who carved out space in an exterior wall of an Arkansas jail and placed contraband there.

According to a news release from the Jefferson County sheriff's office, the man was recorded on surveillance but went undetected by the main control operator at the county's jail.

Sheriff's office spokesman Maj. Lafayette Woods Jr. said the footage, which was recorded July 9 and July 14, shows the man holding "several packages" and what appears to be a metal rod. The unidentified man is seen using the rod to carve out "expansion foam between the concrete columns along the exterior walls of the jail," the release states.

"Unfortunately, the video of the incident was not immediately discovered," Woods wrote in an email Friday.

He added that the agency is not sure what contraband was smuggled into the jail because "it was not recovered."

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