Prison Guard Accused In Drug Scheme

SOMERS, Conn. — State police said a 43-year-old prison guard has been arrested in an undercover sting operation after allegedly agreeing to smuggle heroin and a cell phone into a Suffield prison.

 

State police said Connie Atkins, an East Hartford resident, met an undercover police officer who was pretending to be a drug connection, in Hartford on May 21.

 

State police said Atkins agreed to smuggle 28 grams of heroin and a cell phone to an inmate at MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution for $3,500.

 

Atkins has been released on $10,000 bond and is scheduled to returns to Hartford Superior Court on June 20

A state police spokesman, said Tuesday that no other members of the correctional staff are suspected of involvement in the case.

source: http://www.wfsb.com/news/16411900/detail.html?rss=hart&psp=news

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