Officer arrested for smuggling items to inmate

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Authorities said a 51-year-old corrections officer was arrested and charged with bribery following an undercover FBI investigation, in which he allegedly took money for smuggling contraband into the D.C.'s Correctional Treatment Facility.

Darren Malry was arrested on Monday and was in court Tuesday. Authorities said he pleaded not guilty and was released on personal recognizance pending a hearing on May 6.

Malry was working for the Corrections Corporation of American (CCA) when he was arrested, authorities said. He is a corrections officer at the Correctional Treatment Facility.

Charging documents show that Malry met with an undercover FBI agent in a parking lot in Greenbelt, Md. in March. Authorities said Malry got cellphones, cigarettes, and rolling paper from the undercover agent. Malry took the items to give to an inmate at the facility.

Authorities said, Malry was payed $750 for smuggling the items into the facility and giving it to the inmate. The FBI got the contraband from the inmate a little after they had been smuggled into the facility.

On Monday the officer met with an undercover FBI agent at a restaurant in Greenbelt, Md. and took cigarettes and several packages of substances resembling marijuana to smuggle into the facility.

Malry got $600 in cash in exchange. He was arrested right after this incident.


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