Hot Pocket full of drugs leads to arrest of 2 correctional officers

2 correctional officers arrested after smuggling drugs inside Hot Pocket

MORGAN, Ga. — Two Calhoun State Prison officers in Morgan, Georgia, were arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs and other items inside a popular microwavable sandwich.

It wasn't ooey-gooey cheese and pepperoni they found inside.

Posted by WALB News 10 on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The two female officers were arrested Monday after a metal detector alerted investigators to about 112 grams of meth and tobacco inside a Pepperoni Pizza Hot Pocket, according to WALB.

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Officer Corlethia Lattimore was charged with drug trafficking and Imani Ferguson was charged with conspiracy and giving illegal substances to inmates. Both were charged with violation of oath of office.

Calhoun County Sheriff Josh Hilton told WALB that there have been almost a dozen arrests in the last year of people trying to smuggle contraband into the prison.

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