Corrections officer agrees to sneak contraband to inmate, arrested

Corrections officer agrees to sneak contraband to inmate, arrested (Image 1)

A former correctional officer was arrested for misconduct by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Friday afternoon after he agreed to sneak in contraband to inmates last month.

On October 15, authorities said Kevin Simmons met another person at a Mt. Juliet motel where he agreed to sneak in a pack of tobacco rolling paper, perfume and a cell phone, among other items, in to a Tennessee Department of Correction inmate being housed at Riverbend in exchange for $3,000.

Thirty-five-year-old Simmons was indicted by a Wilson County grand jury earlier this week for one count of official misconduct.

He has since been terminated and has been booked into the Wilson County jail.

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