Former Jackson Co. corrections officer pleads guilty to contraband smuggling

Posted at 4:51 PM, Jan 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-18 18:43:56-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former corrections officer at the Jackson County Detention Center pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to her role in a conspiracy to smuggle contraband cellphones and other items to inmates at the jail, according to a news release from the Officer of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. 

Jaleel Caprice Fuller, 30, pleaded guilty to the charge contained in a July 18, 2017, federal indictment. 

The news release says Fuller admitted that she conspired with others, including an inmate at the jail, to smuggle contraband to inmates between May 2 and June 26, 2017. She also admitted to smuggling contraband into the Jackson County Detention Center and delivering the contraband to an inmate. 

Fuller's co-defendant, Marion Lorenzo Byers, pleaded guilty to the same offense in December 2017. 

Under federal statutes, Fuller and Byers are each subject to a sentence of up to five years in federal prison without parole, according to the news release. Sentencing hearings will be scheduled after investigations by the United States Probation Officer are completed.