A South Carolina corrections officer faces multiple charges on allegations that he brought tobacco and marijuana into a prison and sold it to inmates, according to officials.
Joshua Jerome Glover is charged with possession with intent to distribute, furnishing or attempting to furnish a prisoner with contraband, accepting a bribe as a public official, misconduct in office and criminal conspiracy, according to the S.C. Department of Corrections.
Arrest warrants say Glover brought tobacco into Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville 15 times and marijuana 10 times since he started with the department in June. Glover received $6,000 in payment from the inmates for these “deliveries,” the warrants state.
Glover told Department of Corrections agents that he had a package of marijuana in his vehicle, according to the warrants. In his car, they found a package containing 145 grams of marijuana.
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Glover, who was arrested Friday, provided a statement confessing to the misconduct, warrants say.