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Correctional Officer sentenced to 18 months for bribery, felony drug charges

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Posted at 9:53 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 21:53:30-05

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore correctional officer was sentenced to 18 months in prison for bribery and felony drug charges at the Metropolitan Transition Center Baltimore on Thursday.

Officials say 29-year-old Darryl Floyd previously pled guilty to bribery by a public official and possession with the intent to distribute Buprenorphine (Suboxone) for agreeing to smuggle in contraband (including drugs) to an inmate housed within the Metropolitan Transition Center (MTC), a pre-trial prison facility within The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) in exchange for $1,200.

According to his plea agreement, Floyd admitted that on April 18 he entered the rear sally port entrance of the MTC and during a routine frisk and search, staff observed what appeared to be a clear piece of plastic with suspected Suboxone on the floor next to Floyd’s feet. The object was identified as suspected Buprenorphine that was tightly wrapped inside a clear plastic wrap.

Detectives also reviewed surveillance footage of the incident which revealed the contraband falling from Floyd’s person as he walked through the scanner.

Floyd agreed to speak with the detectives and admitted to bringing the contraband into the facility and trying to pass through the search point scanner. Floyd also advised that he was in possession of two bundles of cigarettes inside the facility. Additionally, a tube of sniffing glue — used by inmates to get high due to the toxins contained in the ingredients — was also recovered from inside the bundle of cigarettes.

Floyd went on to report that he would be paid about $1,200 to smuggle the contraband and drugs into the facility.