NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A former corrections officer has pleaded guilty to conspiring to bring contraband to the inmates at the Maury County jail in exchange for cash.
Derek Turner was indicted on federal charges last year after being accused of conspiring to bring drugs, cigarettes and other contraband into the jail that would be sold for the inmates' use. Also charged were two inmates, the mother of one of the prisoners and another woman.
Acting Middle Tennessee U.S. Attorney David Rivera announced Wednesday that 38-year-old Derek Wayne Turner pleaded guilty this week to conspiring to introduce contraband and controlled substances into a jail. The inmate's mother, 52-year-old Linda Chapman of Columbia, has also pleaded guilty.
Both face up to 66 months in prison and a $255,000 fine.
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