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Local correctional officer arrested for possession of contraband

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Narcotics and Special Operations Division arrested 25-year-old Lucas Lorenzo Collins age 25, of East Ridge after concluded a two month investigation.

Collins, who was employed at Correctional Corporation of America (CCA) as a guard, was stopped by detectives as he arrived for work and found to be in possession of contraband.  

Collins was charged with two counts of Smuggling Contraband into a Penal Institution, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Collins was transported to the Hamilton County Jail where an additional search was conducted where contraband was found concealed in his clothing.  

Collins was booked into the jail and released on a $31,000 bond.
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