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Corrections Officer Fired After Arrest on Drug and Gun Charges

By Erica Williams
By ewilliams@wbbjtv.com

DYERSBURG, Tenn- A Dyer County corrections officer was fired after deputies said they found drugs, money, and a gun in her home.

Latrace Brandon was fired Wednesday, after deputies arrested her live-in boyfriend, Kenan Parker, during a traffic stop. Deputies said marijuana was found in Parker's car.

A warrant was issued to search Brandon and Parker's home where they found a shoe box with marijuana residue, $3,000 in cash, and a .45 caliber pistol.

"What she did is detrimental to the services we provide," said Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box. "She made a bad decision about the people that she associated herself with."

Now Brandon faces her own charges: possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Sheriff Box said this is not the first time Brandon has been disciplined. Last year, corrective action was taken after deputies found out she was associated with a known felon.

Both Brandon and Parker were released on bond. They are scheduled to appear in court on July 1.
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