Former Barren Co. corrections officer charged with organized crime

BARREN COUNTY, Ky. – A former Barren County corrections officer is behind bars tonight after authorities say she was distributing drugs to inmates.

The Barren River Drug Task Force says that in December, the Barren County jailer requested an investigation into how drugs were getting inside the jail.

The drug task force says they found digital evidence indicating a corrections officer, 27-year-old Edith Piercy of Cave City, was distributing drugs inside the jail.

Authorities also say evidence suggests Piercy was being paid to bring illegal drugs into the Barren County Jail for certain inmates.

Piercy and two inmates are now facing charges for engaging in organized crime and first-degree promoting contraband.

35-year-old Shasta Vaughn of London, Kentucky and 23-year-old Amber Diane Huff of Glasgow were also served indictment warrants for the same offenses.

Vaughn and Huff were already lodged in the Barren County Jail.

Piercy is currently in the Warren County Detention Center.