Conn. guard arrested in smuggling sting


The Associated Press

SUFFIELD, Conn. — State police say a 43-year-old prison guard has been arrested in an undercover sting operation after allegedly agreeing to smuggle heroin and a cell phone into a Suffield prison.

State police say Connie Atkins, an East Hartford resident, met an undercover police officer who was pretending to be a drug connection, in Hartford on May 21.

State police say Atkins agreed to smuggle 28 grams of heroin and a cell phone to an inmate at MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution for $3,500.

Atkins has been released on $10,000 bond and is scheduled to returns to Hartford Superior Court on June 20.

A state police spokesman, said Tuesday that no other members of the correctional staff are suspected of involvement in the case.

 

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