Officer at Lubbock County Jail Bought Fentanyl from Undercover Officer
An officer from the Lubbock County Detention Center has been arrested after it's said she tried to buy fentanyl from an undercover officer.
KAMC News reports that 27-year-old Taylor Millett was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The substance in question was fentanyl. Lubbock County Sheriff Kelly Rowe says that fentanyl is the most profitable and easiest to traffic drug in Lubbock. Apparently, drug dealers will often use it to counterfeit substances like ecstasy or Adderall.
Rowe says that Millett intended to deliver fentanyl to a specific inmate. Whether or not this was the first time something like this had happened was unclear.
Rowe was actually there personally for the undercover operation to arrest Millett. It's said she had intended to by fentanyl from an undercover officer and was arrested immediately afterwards.
Millett had been an officer with the Detention Center for around 2 years prior. Rowe said that she had never had any sort of run-in with law enforcement, having "not so much as a traffic ticket" on her record.
Rowe put out a statement the day of the arrest saying:
The Sheriff's Office requires that our employees demonstrate the highest degree of integrity and will not tolerate any violation of the law by any employee. We take this matter very seriously and intend to pursue all appropriate charges.