LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A former officer with the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections was arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs into the city jail.

What You Need To Know

  • Cynthia Kosman,  a former Louisville Metro corrections officer, is charged with trying to smuggle drugs into the jail

  • Louisville Metro Police believe she was working with several other people, including two inmates

  • Kosman resigned from Metro Corrections in Feb. 2023

  • She turned herself in and is currently being held in Metro Corrections

Cynthia Kosman, the former LMDC officer, is charged with official misconduct, promoting contraband and conspiracy to promote contraband. 

n April 2022, Metro Corrections became aware Kosman was working with inmates and others outside of the jail to smuggle drugs into the facility. Louisville Metro Police began investigating and Kosman was suspended, pending the outcome of their findings.

Kosman resigned from Metro Corrections in Feb. 2023 and an arrest warrant was issued for her on April 11, 2023. She turned herself in and was booked into corrections.

Corrections Chief Jerry Collins said, “I would like to thank the Metro Police Public Integrity Unit for their help in this case. I would also like to thank the detectives at Metro Corrections for their diligent work. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated, and we will make every effort to hold those accountable who betray the trust the community has placed in them.”

Arrest warrants were also issued for three other people allegedly involved in the conspiracy, including two inmates, Gary Burns and Trinity Barnett. The third suspect, Marjorn Wastony, allegedly worked with Kosman, Burns and Barnett.

Kosman is currently being held at Metro Corrections.