Ex-Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Contraband

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former corrections officer has admitted smuggling contraband to inmates at the Jackson County Detention Center.

Federal prosecutors say 26-year-old Andre Lamonte Dickerson, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two charges related to smuggling cell phones and other contraband into the jail.

Dickerson admitted that he told a confidential informant he would smuggle two packs of cigarettes, a cell phone and a cell phone charger to an inmate for $500. Other evidence included information on a cell phone about drug deals between Dickerson and inmates.

Under his plea deal, Dickerson will be sentenced to nearly 1.5 years in federal prison without parole.

In a separate but related case, former Jackson County corrections officer Jalee Caprice Fuller, of Independence, and three inmates have pleaded guilty to conspiring to smuggle contraband into the jail.

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