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Corrections officer arrested for having meth at county jail

Sequatchie County Corrections Officer Nicole Brianna Harmon (inset) was arrested for having methamphetamine at the jail.

Aug. 20, 2019 – On Tuesday, Aug. 6, agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) arrested a corrections officer at the Sequatchie County Jail for having methamphetamine inside the jail. Nicole Brianna Harmon, 21, of Dunlap, was charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

According to Sequatchie County Sheriff Coy Swanger, the TBI agent was interviewing Harmon with regard to an unrelated case when some of Harmon's responses aroused suspicion. She was found to have meth on her person, and was subsequently arrested.

She was immediately terminated,” Swanger said yesterday. Harmon had been working at the jail for a few years, he said.

Because of her previous close contact with inmates and staff at the jail, she was take to the Marion County Jail to be incarcerated for the night and was released the next day after posting $10,000 bond.

Nicole Harmon is the daughter of Dunlap City Commissioner Bryan Harmon, who is a sergeant with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He declined to comment on record concerning his daughter's arrest.

According to the Sequatchie County Court Clerk's Office, Nicole Harmon next scheduled court appearance is in General Sessions Court Oct. 29.