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New correctional officer charged after drug sting

Tuesday - 11/5/2013, 8:50am  ET

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) -- Allegany County Sheriff Craig Robertson says a newly hired county correctional officer has been arrested after buying Oxycodone from an undercover officer.

The Cumberland Times-News reports ( that 26-year-old William Smith of Frostburg was arrested Thursday. Smith is charged with conspiracy of a controlled dangerous substance possession with intent to distribute, conspiracy of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to deliver in a place of confinement and other offenses.

The sheriff asked the Combined County Criminal Investigation narcotics unit for help after the detention center received information that a new officer may be involved in illegal activity. An undercover narcotics officer arranged to meet Smith and officials say Smith was arrested after he allegedly bought Oxycodone from the officer.


Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News,

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