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Indictment Charges Former Prison Guard With Smuggling

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA - Dion Reid, 35, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by indictment with two counts of honest services fraud and two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment alleges that Reid, a former corrections officers employed by the Philadelphia Prison System, conspired and agreed with a prisoner inside the prison to smuggle in marijuana, Xanax pills, tobacco, and cellular telephones.

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 50 years imprisonment, three years supervised release, a $1 million fine, and a $400 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the City Office of Inspector General. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David L. Axelrod.

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Updated December 15, 2014