Jail guard accused of smuggling drugs under chili, syringes inside tacos

TEXARKANA, Arkansas: A corrections officer who had been making frequent takeout food deliveries to the county jail was caught sneaking syringes inside tacos and marijuana under chili, authorities said.

Jordan Michael Waller, 25, tried to enter the Miller County jail with three pizzas at 3 a.m. Saturday, said Mike Liles, a county investigator. Twenty minutes later, Waller brought in what appeared to be a large bag containing chili and tacos, Liles said.

A jail sergeant became suspicious, searched the food and found marijuana that had been formed into three round patties under some chili and a couple of syringes inside tacos.

Waller was searched and found to also be carrying methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, Liles said.

Waller was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and furnishing prohibited items into a correctional facility.

Waller, who had worked at the lockup for two months, was in custody Tuesday. His bond was set at $100,000 (€64,000).

The public defender’s office said its attorneys had yet to talk to Waller, whose next court appearance is scheduled for June 17.

source: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/06/03/america/NA-ODD-US-Fast-Food-Smuggling.php

Seneca Co. Corrections Officer Arraigned

A seneca County Corrections Officer was arraigned in Romulus Town Court Friday. David Jensen, a corrections officer for fifteen years, stands accused of using excessive force against an inmate on March fourth. Jensen faces second-degree harassment and false instrument charges. Jensen is currently on administrative leave, and two other officers involved in the incident have not been charged

source: http://fingerlakesdailynews.com/articles/view/186975/

Ex detention Officer, Police: Man Wanted To Have Sex With Teen Girl

WALTON COUNTY, Ga. — A southeast Georgia man has been arrested and charged after police said he drove to Walton County to have sex with a 14-year-old girl.

 Loganville police arrested Joshua Nelson, 23, after an online undercover investigation.

 Police said Nelson had several sexual online chats with a detective he thought was a 14-year-old girl. Investigators waited for Nelson in Loganville after he drove from Midway, Ga., according to authorities. Police said Nelson brought a dozen roses and a box of condoms with him and they believe he intended to have sex with the girl.

 Authorities said Nelson was terminated as a detention officer in Bryan County six months ago.

 Chief Michael McHugh told Channel 2 his department is seeing more and more cases like this one.

 “It’s completely beyond me why they continue to do this knowing we are, and not only us, but other agencies are actively investigating these types of crimes. And we intend to continue,” said McHugh.

 Nelson was charged with sexual exploitation of a minor. He is in the Walton County Jail.

source: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/16464053/detail.html

Prison guard charged with accepting bribes

A state corrections officer has been accused of accepting more than $1,000 from relatives of an inmate to smuggle cigarettes and liquor inside a state prison and turn them over to the inmate.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office last month charged Senior Officer Andrea L. Grice, 36, of Ewing with official misconduct and bribery, alleging he took part in the bribery scheme uncovered after a month-long investigation by the Department of Corrections, according to a news release.

She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on the most serious charge.

Grice, a nine-year veteran making $64,700 a year, worked at the Central Reception and Assignment Facility in Trenton, where newly admitted inmates are taken so officials can determine where they should serve their sentence.

She could not be reached for comment today.

Grice was arrested on May 20 by members of the prosecutor’s governmental corruption unit and prison system’s special investigations division. “The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are imminent,” Senior Assistant Prosecutor Paul Di Lella said in the release.

source: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2008/06/prison_guard_charged_with_acce.html