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Miami guard accused of trying to bring coke into prison

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A prison guard isfacing a drug charge for trying to bring cocaine into a South Florida prison, authorities say.

Sgt. Travis Thompson was working at Dade Correctional Institution in Miami-Dade County. According to a news release, Thompson agreed to accept a cash payment of $3,000 from an undercover Miami-Dade Police Department officer with the intention of bringing the cocaine into the prison.

Thompson is facing a count of cocaine trafficking, a first-degree felony.