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Charges brought in prison drug smuggling case

Friday, February 13, 2009 | 1:41 p.m. CST

ST. LOUIS — A former Missouri corrections officer and two others face federal charges for allegedly trying to smuggle marijuana and crack cocaine inside the state prison in Moberly.

U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway announced the charges Friday against 35-year-old Brian Saunders of Salisbury, along with 25-year-old Rebecca Best and 28-year-old Sandra White, both of Moberly.

An indictment alleges that the conspiracy occurred in March and April at the Moberly Correctional Center. Saunders worked there as a corrections officer and maintenance supervisor. A spokeswoman for Hanaway says the suspects were unsuccessful in their bid to get drugs inside the prison.

A spokeswoman for the Missouri Department of Corrections declined comment.

 


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