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New Jersey corrections officer admits to taking bribes


Oct. 10, 2019

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A former New Jersey corrections officer had admitted to smuggling drugs to a state prison inmate in exchange for bribe money.
Officials say 30-year-old Roberto Reyes-Jackson, of Irvington, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit official misconduct.
NJ.com reports Reyes-Jackson worked at the Northern State Prison in Newark and smuggled wax folds of fentanyl and cannabis to inmate Aaron Copeland.
Authorities say Copeland’s girlfriend, Tyeesha Powell, paid Reyes-Jackson several hundred dollars in bribes and Copeland would then sell the drugs to other inmates.
Court records indicate that under his plea agreement, Reyes-Jackson faces four years in state prison and will be permanently barred from public employment.
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