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Former correctional officer guilty of smuggling drugs

Posted at 3:44 PM, Apr 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-24 16:54:25-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — A former correctional officer pleaded guilty to smuggling methamphetamine into Charlotte Correction Institution while he worked there.

Officials say Troy Alexander Cole was a correctional officer in June of 2021, and on three separate occasions, he agreed to smuggle drugs in exchange for money. He was paid $400, $1,000, and $4,000 for getting the drugs into state-run prison. They say he would notify the inmate when the packages were available.

Cole faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.