ATLANTA -- A former security worker has pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle drugs through the Atlanta airport.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the guilty plea was given Wednesday by 27-year-old Richard C. Cook II. Authorities say Cook is the second former Transportation Security Administration employee to try to smuggle cocaine through Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
The U.S. Attorney's office says Cook pleaded guilty in the case after Timothy G. Gregory made the same plea on Oct. 4.
Cook resigned from the TSA in February, but not before recruiting Gregory to participate in the drug smuggling operation. Prosecutors say Cook introduced Gregory to undercover officers and received a $1,000 "finder's fee."
Cook and Gregory each face a maximum of life in prison and a fine up to $10,000,000.