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Former TSA Officer Sentenced To 25 Years For Drug Trafficking, Gun Charges

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

A former Transportation Security Administration Officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison on drug trafficking conspiracy and gun charges.

According to a statement released by U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray’s office Tuesday, Jamie Blunder, 50, was part of a drug conspiracy network that trafficked large quantities of cocaine and crack cocaine in Charlotte, Greensboro and Greenville, N.C.

Over the course of their investigation into Blunder, law enforcement seized at least eight firearms, two kilograms of cocaine and more than $150,000 in cash, the Justice Department said. The U.S. Attorney's office cited court records that said Blunder did not traffic narcotics at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. However, Blunder did use his TSA position to avoid police detection while travelling.

Four others who took part in the drug trafficking network have also been sentenced. Blunder will face five years of supervised release after he serves his 25-year sentence.