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Correctional Officer Arrested After Large-Quantity Drug Seizure Outside Cumberland Prison

October 7th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Towson, MD (October 5, 2019) – A correctional dietary officer has been arrested after collaboration between alert line staff, intelligence officers, and a DPSCS K9 team led to the discovery of a large quantity of suspected drugs in a vehicle. The incident occurred on October 2 in the parking lot of Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland.

​Investigators say the vehicle contained more than 500 strips of Suboxone, along with a sizable amount of suspected synthetic marijuana and heroin. Investigators say the estimated “prison value” of the drugs is more than $120-thousand dollars. ​

The officer, 37-year old Misty Lowery, is accused of multiple drug offenses, including possessing contraband with the intent to distribute it in a correctional facility.

​It is illegal in Maryland to possess contraband items on the property belonging to a correctional facility because contraband of any kind in prison poses a great danger to inmates and staff and has the potential to fuel violence.

​“This was excellent work by our correctional staff, K9 and intelligence units,” said DPSCS Secretary Robert Green. “The overwhelming majority of our employees are honest, hardworking people, whose safety will not be compromised by the behavior of a very few. Any amount of contraband poses a serious safety threat.”

​The officer has been placed on leave pending the outcome of her case.

3 Responses to “Correctional Officer Arrested After Large-Quantity Drug Seizure Outside Cumberland Prison”

  1. October 07, 2019 at 10:10 am, Paolo Primavera said:

    If we were smart, we would let fentanyl shipment through time and we could cut the cost of our prisons by half at least and reduce the overcrowded conditions that those folks have to endure.


  2. October 07, 2019 at 10:16 am, Paolo Primavera said:

    Gremlins changed the next to .Sorry


  3. October 11, 2019 at 6:17 pm, Edward D Thomas said:

    AND SHE WAS RELEASED ON HER OWN RECOGNIZANCE TO appear when summoned REEEAAAALLLY!!!!!! and placed on leave
    Pending outcome of the case.

    There’s Justice And There’s Just Us


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