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Jackson Corrections Officer arrested for smuggling drugs into prison

Parnall Correctional Facility
Posted at 4:58 PM, Dec 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-24 05:53:00-05

JACKSON, Mich. — A corrections officer was arrested for smuggling drugs into the Parnall Correctional Facility.

Detectives from the Michigan State Police Jackson Post arrested 46-year-old Thomas Daugherty on Dec. 20 after a preliminary investigation and a search warrant at Daugherty’s residence.

State Police detectives were contacted by Michigan Department of Corrections internal investigators on Dec. 17 with information regarding Daugherty, according to police.

He has been charged with furnishing contraband to a prisoner in prison which is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Daugherty is scheduled for a probable cause conference on Jan. 7 before Jackson County District Judge Daniel Goostrey.

Police are not releasing additional information at this time.

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