Maury Corrections Officer Arrested At Prison On Drug Charges

A former corrections officer at Maury Correctional Institution in Greene County is facing drug charges.

Greene County Sheriff Lemmie Smith reports 27-year-old Devetta Stokes of Greenville was arrested last week while she was working at Maury. He said she had controlled substances on prison grounds.

A prison spokesperson said Stokes resigned from her position the day she was arrested.

Stokes was charged with possession of a controlled substance at a prison, possession of a controlled substance schedule III, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Stokes was given a $6,000 secured bond. Her next court appearance is scheduled for September 26.