Corrections Officer Charged With Smuggling Heroin To Inmates

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts corrections officer has been arrested on allegations that he attempted to smuggle heroin to sell to inmates at a medium-security prison near Boston.

Ronald McGinn Jr. of Bridgewater was charged Monday with possession of heroin with intent to distribute at MCI-Norfolk.

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says the 40-year-old sent text messages and discussed with an undercover FBI agent the amounts he would smuggle into the prison and fees he would charge to do so. He was arrested Monday afternoon in possession of 28 grams of heroin.

The investigation began after a Massachusetts Department of Corrections officer told the FBI that someone was smuggling contraband to the facility about 25 miles southwest of Boston.

It was not immediately clear if McGinn has legal representation. He faces up to 20 years in prison on conviction.

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  • emom

    Oh here we go again , possibly yet another example of corruption we have already thought was going on ,, Does not totally surprise us does it, we have heard stories that drugs are gaining entrance to jail but may not always have ben thru family and friends. Lets not discount the turn the other way mentality as well. things like this surely make it look bad for those that uphold the law and do the right thing.. It always takes a few to make them ALL look bad…

  • NickW

    People who get these jobs are all political. I blame the government for this.

  • Cynic

    Well;C they can’t do Paid Details so they have to pick up a few extra bucks somehow.

  • knownot

    I worked at the prison he was at as a nurse and knew him .Everyone thought he was a good guy. A lot of times its the low-key quiet “nice” person-not the obnoxious political loud mouth-that is the culprit.

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