LaRue County deputy jailer busted for allegedly smuggling drugs to inmates

Update: A Hardin County Grand Jury has indicted the former LaRue County Detention Center employee, along with his ex-wife.

Bradley Russell has been indicted on five counts of complicity to commit first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance of heroine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone.

Russell’s ex-wife, Kimberly Russell, has been indicted on one count of complicity to commit first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance of hydrocodone and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Each charge is listed as a Class-C felony, and if convicted, are punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

By WDRB

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) — A deputy jailer at the Larue County Detention Center is facing charges for allegedly bringing drugs into the jail.

The Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force arrested 43-year-old Bradley Russell of Hodgenville, Kentucky. The investigation began when detectives received information that Russell was bringing illegal contraband to inmates.

Police say with the help of LaRue County jailer Johnny Cottrell, Russell was introduced to an undercover officer. Russell met with the the undercover officer in Elizabethtown, who allegedly paid him 10 oxycodone pills to deliver 2.3 grams of Heroin and 21 oxycodone pills into the jail.

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