Bertie County Correctional Officer Arrested With Pot & Cell Phones

A state corrections officer has resigned after authorities found her with a pound of marijuana that she was trying to get inside the prison.

Omni Johnson is facing numerous charges, including felony possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, providing a phone or electronic device to an inmate and possession with intent to manufacturer, sell or deliver marijuana.

The Department of Correction says the 22-year-old woman reported for work Saturday morning at Bertie Correctional Institution and dropped what appeared to be a cell phone. A search of the woman found the pound of pot and three cell phones.

Johnson had been a corrections officer since August.


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  • by Glenda Location: Plymouth on Feb 15, 2012 at 09:46 PM
    There are many problems when you work in corrections. The administration are only concerned with covering their own rear ends. Who goes down below them is not their problem. Why do they hire women to work in a Mens prison? Well maybe because the high rate of men in these rural areas with criminal records? The men without the records refuse to work for so little money. The women work because Social Services makes them. The money isn't very good, in fact the N.C. Prison system is one of the lowest paid in the country. Yes I work in corrections, I work because I need the money. I don't bring in drugs, or cell phones, and I don't have personal dealings with inmates. Lets face it, what can they do for me? Not a thing except make me lose face, my job, and my self esteem.
  • by bertie life Location: windsor on Nov 5, 2011 at 01:06 AM
    I'm sure the bertie co. board of education would hire her.
  • by me on Oct 31, 2011 at 03:49 PM
    she want get any time, just probation if that
  • by looks and RANK can be deceiving on Oct 24, 2011 at 11:25 AM
    Being a female does not have anything to do with it. Nor being young. I work at a prison and i am a female. Been there for 12 yrs. And people in high rank bring in just as much as anyone else they just are not looked at. Even the ones in Administration those are the worst ones. But they never get caught because that aren't PROBED like the rest. If you are a certain CRITERIA you aren't looked at as much. Situation At Nash Corr where a nurse secretary was sending a inmate money and cards through the mail with her name on it ( how dumb )but she was of a certain CRITERIA so it was pushed under the rug. All they did was ship the inmate. So these prisons set their own self up by discriminating on who gets punished and who doesn't. It gets to the point that staff can see other staff do something but who is going to tell,NOBODY bcause the system has so much favortism in it.
  • by anonymous Location: greenville on Oct 24, 2011 at 10:46 AM
    in all actuality its been happening everywhere, she just got caught-whats so bad about it though my 19 year old and her friend said that they heard someone else that works there is doing the same thing. maybe you guys should start strip searching the employees as you would the inmates when they enter the facility. i have personally talked with people in jail that says it goes on each and everyday. BERTIE must be the place to be if you want to be a "CO" that wants to work legally and illegally. its so ridiculous that this happens. i have also been in someones presence that received a phone call from someone in jail from a cell phone from that same Prison and im like how did they do that. and they said thats how they got there phone from the c/o and the majority of the workers there do illegal stuff--like "bending over" for the inmates and you know what that means.
  • by Steph. Location: DC on Oct 23, 2011 at 02:52 PM
    As Im sitting here reading every bit of your comments it troubles me that each and everyone of you guys have something negative to say. This is not the first time it's been done, damn sure wont be the last! I know her and I know her well, She's my ex, and im not trying to justify her actions, but who the hell are you all to even judge her?? Yall have no clue as to who she is, or what REALLY happened. O although you cant see what im writing babygirl I Love you && always will...keep your head up Im praying for you && ya Fam
  • by iamredeemed Location: washington nc on Oct 23, 2011 at 02:51 PM
    I also use to work for NCDOC and i dont see no excuse for bringing anything into the prison to give to any inmate!! If you were just going to be a drug dealer why did you even bother to get a job?? As many ppl are in need of work let them have it! It may seem like nothing to a civilian but to a c.o ppl like this officer are a detriment to our lives. Half of the inmates are already crazy why would we want them under the influence? Imagine giving a 350lb 6ft inmate pcp or something? how in the world are we suppose to keep control of him? What could the dirty officer tell our husbands, wives and children when other officers are dead or hurt? "hay sry kids but i had to make sure my kids had Jordans for christmas so i brought drugs to the inmate to make some money and he got high and killed your dad..btw happy holidays" Seriously Just like her the other officers have fams to feed and to go home to,they didnt result to bringing in contraband. the sad thing is...shes just the 1 who got caught there are pleanty more out there doing worse than her.
  • by Just Wrong Location: ENC on Oct 22, 2011 at 08:25 PM
    Cell phones for inmates? That's just wrong. I can't believe she'd try to sneak those into prison. They cause brain cancer, you know?
  • by BSH Location: Edenton on Oct 21, 2011 at 06:34 PM
    I am currently a co at a local unit! If the state would pay us more money, then officers wouldn't turn to doing things like this! We get paid what someone at mc donalds can make in a month! The inmates have more rights than the co's! It's hard trying to make it on this little money! I don t agree with what she did, but maybe she felt that it was worth it! Weed can turn HUGE profits in prison!
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      by V on Oct 22, 2011 at 08:47 PM in reply to BSH
      Clearly you don't have a firm grasp on the differences between state employment and private sector work. And I have to wonder WHY you would chose PRISON work over MICKYD's? How do YOU know HOW much "weed" profits are????
  • by Al-B Location: The Triangle on Oct 21, 2011 at 11:29 AM
    Wow, I don't know whether to just laugh or ROFL. How in the world are you going to have butter-fingers while carrying something that can get you thrown in prison while you work at a prison?? I won't lump all Law Enforcement Officers/Corrections Officers into one pile because of a few bad apples, but there are a lot more who are just as dirty as the people they are paid to arrest and watch-over. I'm actually surprised that they didn't put her on leave while the state "investigates" all while still using tax dollars to steadily pay her for the year it would take them to reach a decision! It happens folks trust me!
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