Corrections officer charged with drug smuggling deadly opioid into N.J. prison

TRENTON — A state corrections officer was indicted Thursday on charges he smuggled fentanyl and marijuana into Northern State Prison for an inmate who was dealing drugs behind bars, authorities said.

Roberto Reyes-Jackson, 28, is accused of taking more than $200 in bribes from the inmate’s girlfriend to bring the drugs inside the Newark facility over a four-month period.

Roberto Reyes-Jackson, 28, of Irvington.

He was indicted on charges including conspiracy, official misconduct, bribery and drug distribution.

Reyes-Jackson, of Irvington, was suspended from his post as a senior corrections officer following an internal investigation, which …read more

Source: Essex

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