North Carolina prison official accused of bribery smuggling

Published: Oct. 22, 2020 at 8:09 AM EDT
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HALIFAX COUNTY, N.C. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a North Carolina prison official on a bribery and smuggling scheme that funneled drugs and other contraband into Caledonia Correctional Institution.

The U.S. Department of Justice says in a news release that 61-year-old Ollie Rose III of Pleasant Hill faces multiple charges, including conspiring to use a facility in interstate commerce in furtherance of unlawful activity.

Prosecutors say Rose was a case manager who used his position to smuggle contraband, including marijuana and tobacco into the prison for inmates.

The indictment alleges that in exchange for his smuggling, Rose received from $500 to $1,200 in cash or a mobile app.

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