A food service worker at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury is accused of trying to smuggle mobile phones and an electric beard trimmer into the prison last year.
Officials from the office of John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, said a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment Wednesday charging Eric Williams, 37, of Danbury, with one count of providing contraband in prison and one count of making false statements.
Williams is accused of trying to smuggle four mobile phones and an electric beard trimmer into the prison on July 9, 2017 by hiding them in his hat as he entered the facility through the staff entrance.
When a corrections officer arrived at the staff entrance to screen Williams as he was entering the facility, Williams left the hat and the contraband in the entrance area and denied it was his hat, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Williams was arrested Friday morning, pleaded not guilty and was released on a $50,000 bond, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.