Crooked cop charged in prison drug smuggling scheme


Eleven people, including six inmates and a prison officer, are charged in a scheme that involved smuggling drugs and cellphones into the Donovan state prison in Otay Mesa.

Officer Anibal Navarro was paid $1,000 to $2,000 each time he took the contraband into the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. The drugs that made it inside included methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana.

Prosecutors said the phones were used to plan crimes outside and inside the prison, which houses roughly 4,800 inmates.

Read the whole story in the San Diego Union-Tribune

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