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Former correctional officer pleads guilty to smuggling charges

Dupree Myers, 27, worked at the city’s Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility

A former prison guard pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that he agreed to smuggle OxyContin and a cell phone to a prisoner in exchange for $1,000.

Dupree Myers, 27, worked at the city’s Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility. He faces up to 40 years in jail, plus supervised release, a special assessment and possible fine, authorities said Thursday.

Hes one of six prison guards facing charges in unrelated indictments from within the Philadelphia Prison System.

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Guilty pleas have been offered in four of those cases, including: George Kindle, a former correctional officer at The House of Corrections; Marc Thompson, a former correctional officer at The House of Corrections; John Wesley Herder, a former correctional officer at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility and Joseph Romano, a former correctional officer at The Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center.

Bryant Fields, a former correctional officer at The Detention Center, is awaiting trial.

 

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