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Muhlenberg Co. Correctional Officer Accused of Smuggling Drugs Into Jail

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A correctional officer of the Green River Correctional Complex in Muhlenberg County was arrested on charges of cocaine, meth, and marijuana trafficking Monday after an investigation that began on the suspicion that the officer had been smuggling illegal substances into the jail.

Posted: Feb 17, 2021 2:07 PM
Updated: Feb 17, 2021 2:08 PM

Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 2 arrested a correctional officer of Green River Correctional Complex in Muhlenberg County on Monday after they say illegal drugs were found during an investigation into the man.

KSP says it was contacted by the Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) on suspicions that correctional officer Nickolas Rogers had been bringing illegal drugs into the prison.

According to KSP, a preliminary investigation into Rogers was completed and illegal drugs were found.

Rogers was arrested and lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center where he's facing the following charges:

  • Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense, greater than 2 grams (Meth)
  • Trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense, greater than 4 grams (cocaine)
  • Trafficking in marijuana less than 8 oz., Trafficking in synthetic drugs 1st degree
  • Promoting Contraband 1st degree
  • Trafficking in a controlled substance, 3rd degree, 1st offense, greater than 20 but less than 120 dosage units (drug unspecified)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

KSP says the investigation remains ongoing by KSP Post 2.


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