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Mar 18, 2013 8:12 AM

Former Corrections Officer Accused Of Smuggling Contraband Into Jail

Lexington police have arrested a man accused of smuggling contraband into the Fayette County Detention Center.

According to court documents, Markeith T. Gillis, 29, worked as a corrections officer at the jail until he was terminated on August 9, 2012. Police say Gillis earned $100 smuggling contraband to a prisoner. The court documents did not identify what was smuggled in.

Police arrested Gillis and charged him with official misconduct.

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