Former prison worker, inmate accused of meth conspiracy

DEBORD, Ky. — A former employee of U.S. Penitentiary Big Sandy in Martin County and a former inmate at the prison have been indicted as part of a scheme to smuggle meth into the prison.

Hank Williams, 56, of Weeksbury, is a former cook supervisor at Big Sandy. He has been indicted on 10 counts, including conspiracy to distribute meth, money laundering, and accepting a bribe.

He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted.

Former inmate Librado Naverette, 34, is charged with bribing a public official and possession of contraband.

The indictment alleges that Williams conspired with others to distribute meth in the prison from March 2016 to September 2019.

No hearings have yet been set in the case.