Smuggling Drugs to Baltimore Inmates.
It comes as surprise to some to hear that 4 adults could overdose on a controlled and dangerous substance -while in prison. The prevalence of drugs in correctional facilities is well documented. A few years ago, 13 female Baltimore City Detention Center correctional employees were indicted on federal charges, including smuggling drugs and cell phones to inmates at the Baltimore City Detention Center. Baltimore criminal defense lawyers will tell you those guards faced federal charges. However, they could have been, and ultimately might have been charged under Maryland law, which provides, at least for the crime of smuggling marijuana and prescription medication into the Baltimore City Detention Center, 3 years in prison. This is a crime separate from simply possessing the contraband.
-This Article was updated by Eric Kirk on 3/10/20.