Former correctional officer, two others indicted for attempting to smuggle drugs

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Shelby County correctional officer and two others have been indicted for attempting to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the Shelby County Penal Farm.

Authorities said Kevin Thomas, Kalon Jennings and Aaron Wallace attempted to smuggle oxycodone as authorities were conducting an undercover operation between April 2015 and August 2016.

Jennings also allegedly sold several of the inmates’ social security numbers for cash on two separate occasions.

All three were charged with attempting to unlawfully possess with the intent to distribute and distribute oxycodone.

Jennings faces an additional charges stemming from his possession of social security numbers.

Each is facing up to 20 years in prison and fines up to $1 million per count.


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