Corrections officer arrested

A Delaware Department of Corrections officer is on the wrong side of the bars today after being arrested for taking prohibited items into the Delaware Correctional Center yesterday.

Delaware State Police say 46-year-old, Rawle A. London was arrested yesterday after it was discovered that he had money, drugs and a cell phone in his possession. All are items prohibited at the corrections facility in Smyrna .


Police say another observed the cell phone and reported London, who has worked for the Department of Corrections for 3 years, to a superior officer. That officer investigated further and discovered London was also carrying $345, which is also a policy violation, 26 grams of what is suspected to be marijuana and about 1.5 grams of cocaine.


Delaware State Police responded and continued the investigation. Their investigation revealed that London planned to distribute the items in his possession inside the prison.

London, who lives in Dover, is charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver Marijuana, Possession with the Intent to Deliver Cocaine and Promoting Prison Contraband. He was arraigned and released after posting $15,500.00 secured bail.


London is on paid leave pending further administrative action. Police say no other Department of Correction (DOC) employees were involved.


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