Ex-Colorado prison officer sentenced for smuggling drugs
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A former correctional officer in southern Colorado has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for smuggling drugs into a medium security prison for an inmate with whom she was romantically involved.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports 25-year-old Sarah James was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty last month to a misdemeanor charge of possession of contraband. She also was given two years of probation.
According to court documents, James took two packages of methamphetamine hidden inside her lunchbox into the Fremont Correctional Facility in December. The lunchbox also held a love letter from the inmate.
James told investigators that it was her third time smuggling contraband into the prison and that she was paid $2,000 in cash each time.
She resigned from the job following the discovery.
Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com