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A former McCormick Correctional Institution cadet was charged with trafficking drugs and providing contraband to a prisoner. 

Zatwon Mason Jr., 19, of Johnston, was charged with trafficking cocaine, manufacturing/distribution of marijuana and attempting to furnish contraband to a prisoner.

Mason's charges involved trafficking 550 grams of marijuana, 143 grams of cocaine, 10 cellphones, cigarettes, rolling papers and loose tobacco.

He was fired after his arrest, the South Carolina Department of Corrections said. 

Matthew Enfinger is the crime and courts reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter: @matt_enfinger