Nicole Brianna Harmon, 21, of Dunlap, is charged with bringing methamphetamine into Sequatchie County Jail, where she was employed as a corrections officer at the time of her arrest. She was immediately terminated.
Ms. Harmon, accused of sneaking the methamphetamine into the jail in August, won’t be arraigned until late in October, according to court documents.
She is free on $10,000 bond.
Ms. Harmon, who was arrested by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents, is the daughter of Tennessee Highway Patrol sergeant and Dunlap City Commissioner Bryan Harmon.
TBI Special Agents Blake Ketron and Heath Frizzell interviewed Ms. Harmon at the jail, according to an affidavit of complaint filed by Agent Frizzell, and asked her to show them the contents of her purse.
“While emptying her purse, Ms. Harmon hid a small white bottle from the view of the agents,” the complaint said. “This action was seen, however, by (Agent) Frizzell.”
When confronted with the information that the agent had observed her action, it continued, “Harmon showed agents the bottle. (Agent) Ketron then read Ms. Harmon her rights and presented her with a rights waiver form, which she signed.”
“Harmon then told agents that the contents of the bottle was methamphetamine,” according to the Sequatchie County Sessions Court document. “Harmon elaborated that she had put methamphetamine in her Bang energy drink prior to entering the jail . . . (and) admitted to bringing methamphetamine into the (jail) where she was employed as a jailer.”
Following the interview, she was charged with introducing contraband into a jail and taken into custody, the complaint said.
Ms. Harmon’s arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 29, documents indicated.