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Correction officer caught smuggling drugs into Rikers

October 5, 2012 4:20:08 AM PDT
A New York City correction officer is under arrest, facing charges for allegedly smuggling drugs into Rikers Island.

The suspect has been identified as Lashar Williams, who has been with the Department of Corrections since 1999.

The 38-year-old is accused of dealing marijuana and other drugs to inmates.

He is now suspended without pay from his $76,000-a-year job.

Williams faces up to 11 years in prison if convicted.

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