Ex-corrections officer pleads guilty to heroin distribution charges - KMOV.com

Ex-corrections officer pleads guilty to heroin distribution charges

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A former St. Louis corrections officer faces sentencing in October after pleading guilty to federal charges for trying to smuggle heroin to inmates.

James Lamont Moore entered the guilty plea Wednesday to one felony count of attempted distribution of heroin. Moore, who is 36, was one of three officers at the St. Louis Justice Center indicted earlier this year.

All three guards were arrested after an undercover operation. Court documents say that between January and March, Moore delivered purported heroin to an inmate in exchange for money.

The other co-defendants, 54-year-old Marilyn Denise Brown and 48-year-old Peggy Lynn O'Neal, are still awaiting trial.

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