- Associated Press - Thursday, April 18, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say a West Virginia correctional officer has been charged in a scheme to smuggle meth into a jail.

WCHS-TV reports Wednesday that John Roach II has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance.

Citing court documents, the station says Roach accepted four ounces of methamphetamine and money from an undercover officer with the understanding that the drugs would be brought into the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston.

He was arrested immediately after he took the drugs and was later released on a $10,000 bond.

His public defender lawyer declined to comment.



A spokesperson with the state public safety department says Roach has been suspended without pay pending further review.

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Information from: WCHS-TV, http://www.wchstv.com

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