JammedUp News

News

Rikers Island guard charged with supplying drugs for sex with inmate

February 8, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Rikers Island guard charged with supplying drugs for sex with inmate

Are you in a legal jam? Find a Lawyer, Bail Bondsman or Private Investigator on JammedUp.

Authorities said a female jail guard in New York City was caught providing drugs to an inmate at Rikers Island Jail in exchange for sex.

According to Jail officials, a drug-sniffing dog detected the smell of marijuana on Nicole Bartley, when she showed up for work as a corrections officer at Rikers on Saturday.

Officials said, Gunnar the chocolate lab detected the marijuana in front of the George R. Vierno Center as Bartley reported for a 5 a.m.for a shift change, where she has worked since May 2014. Although Bartley had no contraband on her, Gunnar still detected the drug’s scent.

Gunnar the drug sniffing dog smelled the scent of marijuana on Bartley.

Gunnar the drug sniffing dog smelled the scent of marijuana on Bartley.

Investigators later conducted a search of her home and discovered a package containing 70 grams of marijuana and determined it to be for an inmate who Bartley was engaging in sexual intercourse with at the jail, the New York Daily News reported.

Police seized the package and charged Bartley with sexual misconduct,  third-degree rape, misconduct by an official, promoting prison contraband, and criminal possession of marijuana.

“Such corrupt and indecent actions contribute to the troubling conditions on Rikers Island, and undermine safety and security there,” Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said in a statement.

Gunner the dog caught Correction Officer Mohammed Sufian trying to smuggle K2 into Rikers Island.

Gunner the dog caught Correction Officer Mohammed Sufian trying to smuggle K2 into Rikers Island.

Bartley now faces up to four years in prison; her arrest marks the 26th Corrections employee embroiled in a scandal since the DOI began probing corruption at Rikers in 2014, according to Mark Peters, who is the New York City Department of Investigation Commissioner.

As for Gunnar, it would be the second time in two weeks he has detected the scent of marijuana on a prison guard. He caught another dirty city correction officer trying to smuggle synthetic marijuana into the jail, officials announced Thursday.

Mohammed Sufian, 25, was charged after getting nabbed by the pooch with 61.6 grams of K2 wrapped in black electrical tape hidden in his socks.

Get the latest news from the world of crime