34-year-old Summerville woman Tiffany Cook, a former Georgia Department of Corrections officer, pleaded guilty to being paid by a prison inmate to smuggle methamphetamine and marijuana into Hays State Prison.
According to U.S. Attorney Pak, Cook began working with the GDC as a correctional officer in April of 2017 as a correctional officer at Hays State Prison.
In early July, the GDC received information from an inmate that Cook was being paid to smuggle illegal drugs into the prison. On July 9th, Cook was found to be possession of more than 118 grams of actual methamphetamine (with a purity of 90%), and more than 150 grams marijuana. After seizing the methamphetamine and marijuana, correctional officers placed Cook under arrest.
Cook was charged in a criminal information with one count of possession, with intent to distribute, a controlled substance on Oct. 11. Cook pleaded and will be sentenced in December before U.S. District Judge Harold L. Murphy in Rome.
This case is being investigated by the FBI and the Georgia Department of Corrections. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey W. Davis, Chief of the Public Integrity and Special Matters Section, is prosecuting the case.