Lagrange, KY. (Nov. 17, 2020) – Kentucky State Police at Post 5 in Campbellsburg have arrested a correctional officer at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in LaGrange. The arrest stems from an internal investigation at the state prison in which prison staff discovered Correctional Officer Ashley Scrogham (Sanford), 25, of Crestwood to be in possession of a substantial quantity of illegal drugs.
Post 5 was contacted just before noon on Monday, November 16 and notified of the incident and the discovery of the drugs, at which time a Post 5 Trooper initiated an investigation. The investigation revealed that Scrogham (Sanford) was a Correctional Officer at the facility at that time, and had brought a quantity of two different illegal drugs onto the property and into the facility. It was discovered she had been financially compensated for bringing the drugs into the prison. It was also discovered that she had placed money into the prison account of an inmate, which is prohibited for prison staff.
Scrogham (Sanford) is charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, Trafficking in Synthetic Drugs, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, Possession of Synthetic Drugs, Promoting Contraband 1st Degree, and Official Misconduct 1st Degree. She is lodged at the Oldham County Detention Center and held on $2,500 cash bond. The investigation remains ongoing at this time.
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