Prison Guard Sentenced for Trying To Smuggle Drugs

Monday, Dec 16, 2013  |  Updated 3:47 PM EDT
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Prison Guard Sentenced for Trying To Smuggle Drugs

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Federal prosecutors said a correction officer has been sentenced to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service for attempting to smuggle oxycodone into the prison where he worked.

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Federal prosecutors said a correction officer has been sentenced to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service for attempting to smuggle oxycodone into the prison where he worked.

The U.S. Attorney's office said Arcolain Fountain, 47, of Hamden was sentenced on Monday in Hartford.

Authorities said Fountain was a correction officer at Cheshire Correctional Institution in Cheshire and met last year with an undercover officer to accept what he believed were 90 oxycodone pills.

Fountain was planning to deliver the pills to an inmate, according to prosecutors.

During the meeting with the undercover officer, Fountain accepted $450 and Ecstasy pills as payment, officials said.

Fountain pleaded guilty a year ago to one count of attempting to possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance.
 

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