Two former correctional officers were recently arrested for allegedly taking part in drug activities at their place of work. The husband and wife duo are expected to have multiple drug charges filed against them, including charges for trafficking a controlled substance. It is unclear how law enforcement were first made aware of the apparent drug activity.
The 42-year-old husband and 36-year-old wife were both working at an Oklahoma jail as correctional officers. After being made aware of possible drug activity by the married couple, members of the drug task force as well as individuals from another agency obtained a search warrant for the couple’s home. The search allegedly uncovered a significant amount of methamphetamine, which amounted to about 72 grams.
Both individuals were arrested at their home and then taken to an area jail, where they were booked. They both recently appeared in court, where a judge set $100,000 bonds for both individuals. They are both currently still in police custody and awaiting further information regarding criminal charges. The full extent of their potential criminal charges is still not clear, although they will likely face trafficking charges.
Facing drug charges is not easy, especially when the potential criminal consequences include jail time and hefty fines. Convictions can also limit future employment opportunities, which can impact a person’s ability to find financial stability. Minimizing these potential consequences is usually a priority for Oklahoma defendants, but many are unsure of where to start. Speaking with an experienced criminal law attorney can usually help clarify the process for these individuals.