POLICE: Prison Guard Found With Marijuana Down His Pants

Another state corrections officer has been found trying to sneak marijuana into the Bertie Correctional Institution. This time police say the officer hid the marijuana down his pants.

The Department of Public Safety says they found marijuana concealed in Larry Baker's clothing as he entered the maximum security prison for work on Saturday.

Baker was charged by Windsor police with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance on prison property. Police say they found 9.8 ounces of pot and they believe he was going to distribute the marijuana to inmates.

The state says Baker has resigned. He had worked at Bertie since September 2011.

DPS says they found some 4 ounces of pot in the officer's clothes, and another 5 ounces hidden in a nearby restroom.

Baker's bond was set at $10,000 and has a first appearance on Wednesday.

Last October another corrections officer at Bertie also resigned and was charged after authorities say she was trying to sneak a pound of pot into the prison.




 
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