- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say four Shelby County corrections deputies have pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle prescription drugs into a jail.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis said Thursday that Torriano Vaughn, Brian Grammer, Anthony Thomas and Marcus Green participated in a scheme to smuggle what they thought were OxyContin pills into Shelby County Jail on multiple occasions between May and December 2014.

Law enforcement agents posed as associates of cooperating inmates, who would make arrangements with the jailers to have various amounts of placebo pills smuggled into jail in exchange for hundreds of dollars.

The four jailers pleaded to attempted possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. They each face up to 20 years in prison.

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