WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A Maryland Correctional Training Center correctional officer has been charged with possession of contraband with the intent to deliver it to a place of confinement, and a second officer has resigned amid an investigation, a Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman said Wednesday.
Prison officials allege that an officer or both officers were delivering tobacco products to inmates.
The officer who was charged Friday, Timothy Parks Jr., 21, of Hagerstown, was placed on administrative leave pending termination, the spokesman said.
A second officer resigned from MCTC amid the probe.
The department would not release the second officer's name because the resignation is considered a personnel matter.
Division of Correction investigators believe there was an ongoing effort to deliver tobacco and rolling papers to inmates at the medium-security MCTC, which houses about 2,580 inmates on Roxbury Road south of Hagerstown, spokesman Mark Vernarelli said in a news release.