A former Philadelphia prison guard was charged Tuesday by U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger for allegedly working with a prisoner to smuggle in drugs, tobacco and cell phones.
According to the U.S. Attorney, 35-year-old Dion Reid of Philadelphia is accused of conspiring with a prisoner inside a Philadelphia prison to smuggle in marijuana, Xanax pills, tobacco and cell phones.
Investigators say Reid was formally employed by the Philadelphia Prison System.
If convicted, Reid could face as many as 50 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
Philadelphia police, the FBI and members of the City Office of Inspector General were involved in the investigation.
Thursday (83/68): Sun
Lower Humidity, Not as Hot
Thursday is going to feature mostly sunny skies and lower humidity. There will be a pleasant NW breeze around 10 mph. High 83. Enjoy.
The holiday weekend is looking warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increaselate Sunday and Labor Day.