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UPDATE: Former Greenup County Jailer Sentenced to Prison in Drug Case

By: WSAZ News Email
By: WSAZ News Email

GREENUP, Ky. (AP) -- A one-time corrections officer at the Greenup County Detention Center has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling drugs to inmates.

Greenup Circuit Judge Bob Conley handed down the time for 34-year-old Causetta Michelle Tackett, who pleaded guilty last month to first-degree drug trafficking and first-degree promoting contraband.

The Associated Press reported that before sentencing, Tackett apologized to the court and her former co-workers and asked Conley to consider placing her on probation.

Conley told Tackett he couldn't "in good conscience" grant her request because of the nature of her offense and the position she held.

Tackett and her husband, 37-year-old Charles Tackett, 37, were arrested in August

Charles Tackett has pleaded not guilty and his trial is scheduled for Oct. 8.



UPDATE 10/10/11
GREENUP, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A former corrections officer and her husband have been indicted on charges of selling drugs to an inmate at the Greenup County Detention Center.

In August, Causetta Tackett, 33, of Greenup, was arrested and charged with trafficking Oxycodone pills to jail inmates while on duty.

Her husband, Charles G. Tackett, 37, of Greenup, was also arrested on multiple drug-related charges.

The arrests were made following an internal investigation by the Greenup County Detention Center and Greenup County Sheriff's Department.

Last Monday, a Greenup County Grand Jury indicted the couple on three counts each of promoting contraband, two counts each of trafficking in a controlled substance, and one count each of criminal conspiracy.

According the indictments, the alleged incidents took place on August 23, and August 28.

The Tackett’s next court appearance is set for January.



ORIGINAL STORY 8/29/11
GREENUP, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A corrections officer at the Greenup County Detention Center finds herself on the opposite side of the bars Monday morning.

Causetta "Michelle" Cox-Tackett, 33, was arrested and charged with trafficking Oxycodone pills to jail inmates while on duty, according to the Greenup County Sheriff's Department.

Charles G. Tackett, 37, was also arrested on multiple drug-related charges.

The arrests were made late Sunday night, and came as the result of an internal investigation by the Greenup County Detention Center and Greenup County Sheriff's Department.

Both people are in the Greenup County Detention Center. The charges include Trafficking in a Controlled Substance and Promoting Contraband. .


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