Former correctional officer sentenced for attempting to smuggle drugs to inmates


A Randolph County man was sentenced to serve 80 months in prison for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.

30-year-old Joshua Washington entered a plea of guilty to the charge on November 8, 2017. During his plea hearing, Washington admitted that on September 27, 2016, while employed as a correctional officer at Calhoun State Prison in Morgan, Calhoun County, Georgia, he attempted to bring approximately 100 grams of 99% pure methamphetamine and just over 500 grams of marijuana into the prison facility for distribution to the inmates. He described that he had been promised $3000 by another person for bringing the drugs inside the prison.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Georgia Department of Corrections. Assistant United States Attorney Leah McEwen prosecuted the case for the United States.

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