A Nevada prison employee was arrested after an ongoing investigation culminated in a drug bust on the evening of Feb. 4. The 62-year-old man was taken into police custody in a parking lot as he and another suspect, a 22-year-old woman, were allegedly handing over the drugs. The two are now facing charges of drug trafficking and possession.
After a month-long investigation by the Nevada Department of Public Safety and by the Inspector General of the Nevada Department of Corrections Office, the prison employee and one other were arrested that Saturday evening. The defendant, a food service manager, had been working at the prison since October. Police claim that he had been smuggling drugs into the prison, as investigators seized roughly 3 grams of heroin and over 100 grams of methamphetamine.