Former corrections officer indicted, charged with providing contraband to inmates

Posted at 4:26 PM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 17:27:26-05

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WTVF) — A former corrections officer has been indicted after an investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations.

Marty Lee Ferguson, 41, allegedly used his position as a corrections officer to bring drugs and cell phones into the Hancock County Jail where he worked, in order to give them to inmates.

Ferguson is being charged with one count of Official Misconduct and one count of Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility.

He turned himself into police on Monday and has now been booked at the Hancock County Jail on a $30,000 bond.