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Luther Luckett employee accused of accepting bribe to smuggle drugs into facility

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An employee at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in LaGrange now finds himself on the wrong side of the law.

According to an arrest report, 45-year-old Robert Massie was arrested June 8 after an investigation involving members of the LMPD Narcotics Division and the Kentucky Department of Corrections. Investigators set up an undercover buy with Massie "in which he accepted what he believed to be $1,000 in currency to smuggle what he believed to be an ounce of crystal methamphetamine and 200 tablets of buprenorphine (generic Suboxone)" into the prison.

According to the arrest report, Massie was captured on video accepting the money and drugs.

After the undercover buy, police searched Massie's home and found two firearms as well as a small amount of marijuana. Police say he admitted to accepting bribes for contraband on five other occasions.

Massie was hired in 2011 and was working as a maintenance and operations technician for the prison. The Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) Internal Affairs Branch began an investigation on June 6 based on suspicions that Massie was introducing contraband into the prison.

Massie is charged with two counts of conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance, bribery and official misconduct. He was being held at Louisville Metro Corrections on $10,000 full cash bond.

Along with investigators from LMPD Narcotics, the FBI and the Oldham County Police Department assisted the Department of Corrections.

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