A former Philadelphia prison guard was charged Tuesday by U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger for allegedly working with a prisoner to smuggle in drugs, tobacco and cell phones.
According to the U.S. Attorney, 35-year-old Dion Reid of Philadelphia is accused of conspiring with a prisoner inside a Philadelphia prison to smuggle in marijuana, Xanax pills, tobacco and cell phones.
Investigators say Reid was formally employed by the Philadelphia Prison System.
If convicted, Reid could face as many as 50 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
Philadelphia police, the FBI and members of the City Office of Inspector General were involved in the investigation.
Waking up to dense fog today. Poor visibility slowing us down.
But at least it's mild. Temps are about 15-degrees above average today, despite the continued clouds & drizzle. High in the lower 60s.
Our next cold front comes through tomorrow, with rain, especially on Friday afternoon. With the blast of cold air that follows, we'll probably have a dry day on Saturday, and the chance of a Sunday wintry mix into the afternoon and evening. Stay tuned!