KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two corrections officers are among four people charged with smuggling contraband cellphones and other items into the county jail in Kansas City, Missouri, after roughly 200 law enforcers searched the facility.
The U.S. attorney's office says the indictment naming Jackson County Detention Center corrections officers Andrew Lamonte Dickerson, 26, and Jalee Caprice Fuller, 29, was unsealed Monday after their arrest and the search. Also indicted last week in the bribery scheme are 32-year-old jail inmate Carlos Laron Hughley and a friend, 36-year-old Janikkia Lashay Carter.
Hughley is awaiting trial on charges of domestic assault, armed criminal action, resisting arrest and multiple counts of distributing controlled substances, reports CBS affiliate KCTV, and is reportedly the father of Fuller's recently-born child.
The prosecutor's office says they don't immediately have attorneys who can speak on their behalf.
The early Monday search began after law enforcement from several agencies were bussed to the jail and lasted several hours. Previous searches have uncovered drugs, weapons and other contraband. The FBI says that while the search was a surprise to a "great number of the occupants in this facility," it was "carefully coordinated" with jail staff.
According to an affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, two confidential informants -- an inmate at the detention center and a relative of that inmate -- assisted in the investigation, reports KCTV.
The affidavit describes two undercover operations in which a confidential informant paid bribes and provided cellphones and cigarettes, which were smuggled into the detention center by Dickerson and Fuller and delivered to another confidential informant.
The government will seek to have all four defendants detained in federal custody without bond, reports CBS affiliate KCTV.