HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - An investigator with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Inspector General's Office arrested a 26-year-old former prison guard in connection to allegations that she accepted $12,000 to provide synthetic marijuana to two different prison inmates and also had sex with one of them.
Tamesha Cooper, Crockett, is still being held in the Houston County Jail on a felony bribery charge. No bail amount was available.
According to the arrest affidavit, the TDCJ Inspector General investigator interviewed Cooper on June 22 as part of an investigation into the discovery of synthetic marijuana inside the secure area of the Eastham Unit. During the interview, Cooper allegedly admitted to providing synthetic marijuana to an inmate
During the interview, Cooper told the investigator that she delivered 16 ounces of synthetic marijuana "every other weekend" from May 2014 to April 2015 and received payment via a wire service, the affidavit stated.
Later in the interview, Cooper told the investigator that she met with family members of another TDCJ inmate in the Houston area, got K2 from them, hid the drug on her person, and smuggled it into the Eastham Unit, where she gave it to the inmate, the affidavit stated.
Cooper allegedly told the investigator that she received $500 for each K2 delivery.
According to the affidavit, Cooper also admitted to having sex with the inmate she delivered the K2 on several occasions.