Jefferson City prison employee busted for smuggling drugs

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An employee of the Jefferson City Correctional Center is facing charges, after investigators discover she’s trying to smuggle drugs into the prison.

The arrest happened last Wednesday and involved a 39-year-old female employee.  At the time of her arrest, investigators found 39 grams of meth and about one pound of K2, a synthetic form of marijuana. 

Charges have been forwarded to the Cole County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.