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Additional charges filed, others indicted in bribery, smuggling scheme at Jackson County jail

Posted: 5:13 PM, Jul 18, 2017
Updated: 2017-07-18 19:09:37-04
Additional charges filed, others indicted in bribery, smuggling scheme at Jackson County jail

Additional charges have been filed against two former corrections officers at the Jackson County Detention Center and three others were indicted by a federal grand jury related to conspiracies to smuggle contraband to inmates, according to a news release from Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

The following people were charged in two separate indictments returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Missouri:

  • Andre Lamonte Dickerson, 26 – former corrections officer at the Jackson County Detention Center.
  • Jalee Caprice Fuller, 29 –  former corrections officer at the Jackson County Detention Center.
  • Carlos Laron Hughley, 32 – an inmate at the jail awaiting trial on charges of domestic assault, armed criminal action, resisting arrest and multiple counts of distributing controlled substances. Hughley is purportedly the father of Fuller’s recently born child.
  • Janikkia Lashay Carter, 36 – an acquaintance of Fuller and Hughley.
  • Marion Lorenzo Byers, also known as “Cuddy,” 35 – an acquaintance of Fuller and Hughley.

Dickerson is charged in a four-count indictment. Hughley, Carter, Byers, and Fuller are charged together in a separate 10-count indictment.

USA v. Dickerson

According to the news release, Tuesday’s indictment alleges Dickerson participated in a bribery and contraband smuggling conspiracy from May 2 to June 26, 2017, in violation of the Travel Act.

Dickerson allegedly took money bribes to smuggle contraband to inmates at the Jackson County Detention Center.

Dickerson allegedly made telephone calls and sent text messages to promote the conspiracy, and smuggled cellphones and other contraband to inmates at the detention center, according to the news release.

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The indictment also alleges Dickerson told an inmate in the jail that he would ensure the inmate was the only one on the fifth floor to receive contraband cigarettes, narcotics, drugs, and telephones if the inmate would pay Dickerson a monthly fee of $2,500.

The news release says the indictment cites an incident where Dickerson allegedly took a $500 bribe to smuggle a cellphone, charger, and cigarettes to an inmate.

In addition to the conspiracy, Dickerson is charged with three counts of using a telephone in furtherance of the unlawful activity of acceding to corruption.

USA v. Fuller, et al

Tuesday’s indictment alleges Fuller, Carter, Hughley, and Byers participated in a separate bribery and contraband smuggling conspiracy from May 2 to June 26, 2017, in violation of the Travel Act.

According to the news release, Fuller allegedly took money bribes to smuggle contraband to inmates at the Jackson County Detention Center. Fuller allegedly made telephone calls and sent text messages to promote the conspiracy, and smuggled cellphones and other contraband to inmates at the jail.

The indictment cites an incident in which Fuller, assisted by Carter and Byers, smuggled a cellphone, charger, and 15 Xanax pills to an inmate at the jail. According to the indictment, Hughley took possession of the 15 Xanax pills, and $300 was paid to smuggle the cellphone and charger to an inmate.

In addition to conspiracy, each of the defendants is charged with using a telephone in furtherance of the unlawful activity of acceding to corruption. Fuller is charged with one count; Carter is charged with three counts; Hughley is charged with three counts; Byers is charged with two counts.