Correctional officer charged with smuggling drugs into a state prison

Correctional officer charged with smuggling drugs into a state prison
Ashley Scrogham Sanford, 25, of Crestwood, was arrested Nov. 16, 2020, after she was found to have smuggled drugs into the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex where she worked as a correctional officer. (Source: Oldham County Detention Center)

LA GRANGE, Ky. (WAVE) - A correctional officer at a Kentucky state prison has been arrested for trafficking drugs in the facility.

Ashley Scrogham Sanford, 25, of Crestwood, is being held at the Oldham County Detention Center on multiple charges.

Troopers from the Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg post were called by officials of the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex around Noon Monday after Sanford was discover to be in possession of a large quantity of illegal drugs. A KSP investigation found that Sanford had brought two different drugs into the prison and had been paid for doing it. It was also learned that Sanford had been placing money into the prison account of an inmate, something that prison staff are prohibited from doing.

Bond for Sanford was set at $2,500 cash on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in synthetic drugs, possession of a controlled substance, possession of synthetic drugs, promoting contraband, and official misconduct.

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