Ex-Tecumseh prison corporal pleads guilty to attempted delivery of K2 to inmate

December 19, 2018

A former Tecumseh State Correctional Institution corporal has pleaded guilty to attempted delivery of K2 to an inmate for $300 in October, according to court documents.

Richard Fries, 54, of Lincoln, faces up to three years in prison at his sentencing in February.

On Oct. 21, 2017, Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested him and his son-in-law, Ryan Tokar, following an investigation by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

Tokar allegedly brought the K2 to the prison that day and tried to deliver it to a convicted murderer but no longer had access to that unit of the prison, investigators said in an affidavit for his arrest.

They said Fries put the K2 in his coat, went into the prison and left it for the inmate in a trash can in his housing unit.

Both men, who resigned, had been employed by the department less than a year.

Tokar is awaiting trial.

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