Philadelphia Corrections Officers Accused of Selling Drugs, Phones to Inmates


PHILADELPHIA (CBS News) — Four current and two former correctional officers within the Philadelphia prison system have been charged with supplying drugs and cell phones to inmates in exchange for cash, reports CBS Philly.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the officers attempted to deliver Oxycontin pills and phones in exchange for payments ranging from $500 to $1,500.

The six charged are John Wesley Herder, 49, Bryant Fields, 43, George Kindle, 29, Marc Thompson, 23, Dupree Myers, 27 and Joseph Romano, 31.

The men were employed at several different facilities, including the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center and the Riverside Correctional Facility.



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