CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Franklin County Prison correctional officer was taken into custody Friday after allegedly attempting to obtain drugs for prison inmates, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.
Police said a prison employee was taken into custody at 2:35 p.m. in the parking lot of McDonald's at 1075 Lincoln Way East. Warden John Wetzel confirmed Friday night that the person was a correctional officer, but did not identify the person.
State police, members of its Vice Unit and the Franklin County Drug Task Force participated in the "reverse sting" operation. The officer was attempting to obtain the prescription painkiller OxyContin to deliver to several inmates, according to the release.
The name of the officer and any other suspects were being withheld pending the filing of charges, according to the release. Prison officials were aware of the investigation and cooperating, according to the release.