Chesna Hulsey, 33, of Kingsport, was arrested and charged with one count of official misconduct and one count of casual exchange.
In October 2011, while working as a nurse in the Sullivan County Jail, Hulsey gave a jail inmate valium while incarcerated in the jail without a physician’s prescription and was unauthorized to dispense the medication to the inmate.
Hulsey was terminated as a jail employee in November 2011.
Hulsey was booked into the Sullivan County Jail and released on a $5,000 bond.
She is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on Thursday at 9 a.m.