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Former BOP Cook Supervisor/Correctional Officer Arrested for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, Money Laundering, Bribery, and Related Crimes


On December 14, 2020, a former BOP Cook Supervisor/Correctional Officer assigned to the United States Penitentiary Big Sandy (USP Big Sandy) in Inez, Kentucky, was arrested following a November 18, 2020, Indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, one count of money laundering, two counts of attempted possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, one count of bribery, three counts of use of a communication facility to distribute controlled substances and conspire to distribute controlled substances, one count of introduction of contraband, and one count of attempted introduction of contraband.  Hank Williams was charged in the Eastern District of Kentucky.  According to the Indictment, from in or about March 2016 through in or about September 2019, Williams conspired with others and used the U.S. mails to distribute and attempt to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; conspired with others and used the U.S. mails to conduct a financial transaction which involved the proceeds of drug trafficking, bribery and fraud; accepted cash payments in exchange for providing inmates controlled substances, tobacco products, cell phones, and other contraband; and provided marijuana and methamphetamine to an inmate at USP Big Sandy. The Indictment includes forfeiture allegations to forfeit $90,049.20 that was previously seized during the investigation.  The investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s Lexington Domicile Office, the United States Postal Inspections Service, the FBI, and the Georgetown, Kentucky Police Department.

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