Are Idaho Corrections Officers Dirty?
This information just hit the media and it has a lot of people raising eyebrows wondering what's really going on behind the scenes here in Idaho. According to IdahoNews.com four Idaho Department of Corrections Officers are being accused of using their positions to work within a major drug trafficking organization the exists in the Idaho prisons.
Timothy Landon, 35, Richard McCollough, 36, Eric Thompson, 38, and Robert Wallin, 35 have all been arrested and indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice. They are all allegedly guilty of conspiracy to aid and abetting the distribution of a controlled substance as well as firearm and contraband cigarettes. If found guilty they could face up to 10 years in prison with a $10,000 fine.
Information has also come forward about another officer, 43-year-old Joshua Barney who's being accused of scheming to smuggle drugs into Idaho prison facilities. There is a news conference that'll be held by investigators later this afternoon. Check back for more details.