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Corrections Officer Jailed In Drug Smuggling Scheme

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A local corrections officer has been arrested for his role in a plan to bring illegal drugs into a prison.

Metro Police officials said that 27-year-old Nicholas D. Smith was arrested Thursday and charge with possession of cocaine and marijuana. Police said a tip lead them into a sting operation where Smith met with an undercover officer at a local gas station. During the sting, Smith took 28 grams of marijuana and two grams of cocaine and agreed to transport them into the Charles Bass Facility in West Nashville for about $300.

Smith was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana for resale while traveling within drug-free school zones. He was jailed on a $55,000 bond.

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