2 jailers charged with smuggling meth in for inmates

NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) – Two former jail employees in Tennessee have been arrested on charges of smuggling meth into the jail to give to inmates.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports a news release from Cooke County Sheriff Armando Fontes says 20-year-old Kyle VanDaley and 33-year-old Heather Boyd were arrested Wednesday and charged with official misconduct and introducing contraband into a penal facility in June.

The release says both were fired July 13.

The two are the latest jail employees to be fired, after Charles Webb was indicted in March for drug smuggling and Jason Phillips and Alissa Lane were fired in June for policy and potential civil rights violations under investigation by the FBI.

It’s unclear if Boyd and VanDaley have lawyers.

Fontes says he hopes Boyd and VanDaley are made an example of.

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