- Associated Press - Monday, June 26, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Latest on a Jackson County jail search and charges against four people (all times local):

4:05 p.m.

A Jackson County official says jail administrators are cooperating with an investigation that led to contraband smuggling charges against two corrections officers, an inmate and a fourth person.

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. said in a statement that it’s a priority to “operate a safe and secure jail.” He says those who break the rules must be held accountable “if we want to make forward progress.” One of the corrections officers is no longer a county employee, while the other is on unpaid leave.

Charges against the four suspects were unsealed Monday after their arrest and an hourslong search of the Jackson County Detention Center. The search began after thoroughly 200 law enforcers from several agencies were bussed to the jail.


10:30 a.m.

Two corrections officers are among four people charged with smuggling contraband cell phones and other items into the county jail in Kansas City, Missouri, after roughly 200 law enforcers searched the facility.

The U.S. attorney’s office says the indictment naming Jackson County Detention Center corrections officers 26-year-old Andrew Lamonte Dickerson and 29-year-old Jalee Caprice Fuller was unsealed Monday after their arrest and the search. Also indicted last week in the bribery scheme are 32-year-old jail inmate Carlos Laron Hughley and a friend, 36-year-old Janikkia Lashay Carter.

The prosecutor’s office says they don’t immediately have attorneys who can speak on their behalf.

The early Monday search began after law enforcement from several agencies were bussed to the jail and lasted several hours. Previous searches have uncovered drugs, weapons and other contraband.

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