DUBLIN, Ga. (CW69 Information at 10) – A choose sentenced a Georgia Division of Corrections officer and her convicted-felon boyfriend to federal jail for possession of medication packaged for smuggling into jail based on an announcement from the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace.
Choose Dudley H. Bowen sentenced Lekesia Lashea Harden, 23, of Dublin, to 10 years in jail mentioned Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Lawyer for the Southern District of Georgia.
A jury in October 2019 convicted Harden on one depend of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Methamphetamine after a two-day trial. Tremayne O. Linder, 31, of Dublin, who pled responsible to the identical cost, was beforehand sentenced to 10 years in jail. After completion of their jail phrases, Harden should serve 5 years on supervised launch, and Linder should serve three years.
There is no such thing as a parole within the federal system.
In line with courtroom paperwork and testimony, Harden labored as a correctional officer for the Georgia Division of Corrections (GDC) at Wheeler Correctional Facility, a medium-security, privately owned state jail in Alamo, Ga. Linder was on probation for a felony conviction on state prices when officers from the Dublin Police Division and Georgia Division of Group Supervision visited Harden and Linder’s residence on April 9, 2018, to serve Linder with an arrest warrant for failing to finish the necessities of probation.
Throughout a search of the residence, officers discovered 12 small packages, two of them containing methamphetamine and 10 containing marijuana. The marijuana was wrapped in electrical tape with a few of the packages containing rolling papers, proof that the fabric was packaged for smuggling into jail.
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