Prison guard pleads guilty to smuggling drugs - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Prison guard pleads guilty to smuggling drugs

Posted: Updated:

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A state correction officer has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to accusations he bought prescription pills to be smuggled into the prison where he worked.

The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports that Arcolain Fountain of East Haven waived his right to indictment on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to attempting to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Authorities say Fountain met an undercover officer to accept what he believed were 90 oxycodone pills that he planned to smuggle into the prison and deliver to an inmate.

Fountain, who worked at the Cheshire Correctional Institution, will be sentenced on March 12. He faces a maximum term of 20 years in prison and a fine up to $1 million.

State charges are also pending.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Connecticut NewsConnecticut NewsMore>>

  • Biden visit highlighting workforce development

    Biden visit highlighting workforce development

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:27:57 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is visiting an East Hartford college to discuss workforce development issues.  The Democrat was scheduled to participate in a roundtable discussion at Goodwin College on Wednesday. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is scheduled to join Biden for the event, which Malloy's office said will highlight the school's new Certified Production Technician program. It's a collaborative effort between small and large employers.
    Vice President Joe Biden is visiting an East Hartford college to discuss workforce development issues.  The Democrat was scheduled to participate in a roundtable discussion at Goodwin College on Wednesday. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is scheduled to join Biden for the event, which Malloy's office said will highlight the school's new Certified Production Technician program. It's a collaborative effort between small and large employers.

  • Foley wins Connecticut Independent Party backing

    Foley wins Connecticut Independent Party backing

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:35:03 GMT
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley has won the endorsement of the Independent Party of Connecticut, securing a second spot on the November ballot. Foley's campaign confirmed the Greenwich businessman won the third party's endorsement at Tuesday night's party caucus.
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley has won the endorsement of the Independent Party of Connecticut, securing a second spot on the November ballot. Foley's campaign confirmed the Greenwich businessman won the third party's endorsement at Tuesday night's party caucus.
  • Off-duty state trooper arrested on DWI after crash

    Off-duty state trooper arrested on DWI after crash

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:25 AM EDT2014-08-18 10:25:40 GMT
    A Connecticut state trooper has been accused of driving under the influence after a crash in Ellington.
    A Connecticut state trooper has been accused of driving under the influence after a crash in Ellington.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices