Nearly 50 Georgia correctional officers arrested for drug trafficking
(CNN)The FBI arrested 46 current and former correctional officers from the Georgia Department of Corrections system at at least eight different state institutions, two federal law enforcement officials said Thursday.
The officers are alleged to take bribes to deliver drugs outside of the prisons, according to the officials.
“Allegations range, of course, from smuggling in contraband to our inmates here, but also using their official capacity as officers to protect what they believe to be drug transactions and drug shipments traveling through Georgia,” Ricky Myrick, director of the Office of Investigations and Compliance at the Georgia Department of Corrections, told WSB-TV.
The indictments will be formally announced at 1 p.m. press conference Thursday in Atlanta.
WSB-TV is reporting that officers raided Dooly State Prison in the early morning, searching the facility for contraband including drugs, cell phones and weapons.
FBI made the arrests. Too bad, these accused felt they had to do this if they are guilty.
These accusations must largely be felonies meaning the accused could get some stiff sentences.