Authorities uncover prison drug smuggling plot

A state corrections officer was allegedly caught during a traffic stop with heroin and tobacco that investigators believe he was planning to smuggle into a prison in Michigan's Upper Peninsula where he worked. The Michigan Department of Corrections said the 17-year veteran of the department was arrested Wednesday in Mackinac County. The arrest was part of an investigation that involved the Michigan State Police and the Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement Team.
AP Wire
Sep 9, 2011


The officer was held at the Mackinac County Jail and was suspended without pay. His name wasn’t immediately released.

The investigation was started by an inspector at the Newberry Correctional Facility, which is located in Luce County, and the officer was placed under surveillance. Authorities said a mobile phone found inside the prison was among evidence in the case.


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