A former corrections officer at the federal medical prison in Lexington pleaded guilty Wednesday to accepting a bribe to smuggle contraband tobacco to an inmate.
William C. McClelland received about $1,800 to sneak tobacco to an inmate, once in July 2015 and a second time in August, according to his plea agreement.
Inmates in the facility are barred from having tobacco products.
The top sentence on the charge would be 15 years. McClelland’s sentence will likely be much lower.
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A former nurse at the facility was sentenced recently to a year in prison for taking more than $22,000 to smuggle tobacco products to inmates.