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Former correctional officer smuggles contraband

Former correctional officer smuggles contraband

Kevin Simmons/TBI

Story by Kristen Helm, TBI

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) arrested a former correctional officer for misconduct Friday, Nov. 14 after he agreed to smuggle contraband into a Riverbend Maximum Security Institution during a TBI sting in October.

Kevin Simmons, 35, of Clarksville, was indicted by the Wilson County grand jury earlier in November on one count of official misconduct. On October 15, Simmons met another individual at the Comfort Inn in Mt. Juliet and agreed to sneak a pack of tobacco rolling papers, perfume, a cell phone, a cell phone minutes card, and a note into a Tennessee Department of Corrections inmate being housed at Riverbend in exchange for $3,000. Simmons was working at Riverbend at the time of the sting. He has since been terminated.

Simmons was booked into the Wilson County Jail.

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