(WBIR-Wartburg) Four people have been caught trying to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the Morgan County Correctional Complex in Wartburg, including a prison nurse.
The Department of Correction arrested the four after their vehicle was searched at the prison. Lori Hensley, an RN at the prison, was charged with introduction of contraband and possession of oxycodone; visitor Shelia Mcbee was charged with possession of methadone and oxycodone without a prescription; visitor Shannon Hunt was charged with introduction of contraband (cellphone); and visitor Ronema Widener was charged with possession of oxycodone without a prescription.
"The introduction of contraband into state prisons is a serious offense that threatens the safety and security of staff and inmates and will not be tolerated," said Commissioner Derrick D. Schofield. "Our agency will vigorously pursue prosecution against any person who attempts to threaten security."
Earlier this month, another nurse at the Morgan County Correctional Complex was fired because investigators believe she stole drugs from a medicine room.