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Caroline Nicole Lyon
courtesy of Alexander Co. Sheriff's Office

Former Corrections Officer Charged with Providing Drugs to Inmates

29-year-old Caroline Nicole Lyon of Statesville was arrested yesterday (August 31) and charged with one felony count of providing drugs to inmates.

Lyon’s arrest is the result of an extended investigation by The North Carolina Department of Corrections and Alexander County Sheriff’s Detectives. Lyon was a Correctional Officer employed by the Department of Corrections. She allegedly provided suboxone and synthetic marijuana (also known as K2) to inmates. The narcotics have a prison value of approximately $300,000.

Following her arrest, Lyon was given a $10,000 secured bond. She was not listed as an inmate in Alexander County this morning. A first appearance in Alexander County District Court was set for September 12.

The investigation is ongoing.