A former corrections officer at the Jackson County Detention Center admitted that she helped smuggle contraband to inmates at the center.

Thirty-year-old Jalee Caprice Fuller, of Independence, pleaded guilty Thursday to her role in the conspiracy to smuggle contraband such as cell phones to inmates between May and June of last year.

She admitted that she conspired with other people, including an inmate, to smuggle in items not allowed in the detention center.

A co-defendant, 36-year-old Marion Lorenzo Byers, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty to the same offense in December.

Under federal statutes, Fuller and Byers are each subject to a sentence of up to five years in federal prison without parole.

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