Prison officer charged with smuggling fentanyl to inmate
Published 5:47 pm, Thursday, October 12, 2017
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a corrections officer in New Jersey has been charged with smuggling fentanyl and marijuana to an inmate.
New Jersey's attorney general announced Thursday that 28-year-old Roberto Reyes-Jackson, of Irvington, was indicted on charges including conspiracy, official misconduct and bribery.
Authorities say he smuggled a powder compound laced with the potent opioid fentanyl to an inmate on multiple occasions. They say he accepted bribes of more than $200 from the inmate's girlfriend.
They say the inmate then gave the drugs to other inmates, whose friends and relatives wired money to his girlfriend.
It wasn't immediately known if Reyes-Jackson had an attorney to comment on his behalf.