Former Tennessee corrections officer accused of bringing drugs, cell phones into jail

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A former Tennessee corrections officer now faces charges following accusations that he brought drugs and cell phones into the Hancock County Jail.

Special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation started looking into Marty Lee Ferguson in December at the request of 3rd District Attorney General Dan Armstrong. Investigators reported discovering that Ferguson used his position to bring drugs and phones into the Hancock County Jail to give to inmates between April 2018 and December 2018.

The Hancock County Grand Jury returned indictments Monday charging Ferguson with one count of official misconduct and one count of introduction of contraband into a penal facility. Ferguson was booked into the Hancock County Jail on a $30,000 bond.

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