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Jail worker accused of trafficking drugs

Posted at 12:32 PM, Mar 03, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – A shift supervisor at a Marion County work release program is accused of sneaking drugs and a cellphone into the facility and having sex with an inmate.

Marco Simmons has been charged with two felony counts of trafficking with an inmate, one misdemeanor count of trafficking with an inmate, two counts of bribery, one count of sexual misconduct and two counts of official misconduct.

Simmons is accused of accepting $700 from an inmate acting as a confidential informant in exchange for bringing a cellphone and 100 OxyContin tablets into the Liberty Hall work release facility. Prosecutors said the pills were placebos.

Simmons is also accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with another inmate at the facility.

Prosecutors said Simmons was employed by CEC Corrections.

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