- Associated Press - Saturday, August 20, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A former corrections officer suspected of smuggling drugs into prison is expected to take a plea deal.

Adam Jason Spindler was arrested in May, KTUU-TV reported (https://bit.ly/2bau47O).

Court records say Spindler is expected to plead guilty Monday to drug conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

The plea agreement states Spindler started smuggling drugs in late March.

“The defendant met with several inmates’ respective drug associates at locations outside of (Goose Creek Correctional Center) to obtain drugs, and then smuggled those drugs into GCCC by secreting them in his personal effects when he reported for work,” according to court papers.

He was put under surveillance after corrections officials contacted the FBI.

Investigators say Spindler met with a suspected drug dealer before heading to work for his shift.

He spotted a Corrections Department K-9 vehicle at the prison and handed his bag to another officer who later turned it over to authorities.

The bag contained heroin and marijuana.

Security officials detained Spindler as soon as he entered the prison for his shift.

A K-9 alerted authorities to the lingering scent of drugs in the vehicle.

Charging documents say Spindler acknowledged the drugs in the bag were for an inmate.


Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com

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