Hawaii prison guard arrested for smuggling meth


HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii corrections officer has been charged with allegedly smuggling methamphetamine into an Oahu prison.

FBI Special Agent Tom Simon said Sunday that 45-year-old Marc Damas was arrested about 11 a.m. Sunday at the Halawa Correctional Facility where he works.

Damas was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possessing with the intent to distribute five grams or more of meth.

Simon says Damas will be taken to a federal detention center before a Monday appearance in U.S. District Court.

Damas is the latest prison guard arrested for allegedly smuggling meth into Halawa Correctional Facility.

On Jan. 12, 31-year-old James Sanders III was arrested and charged with two counts of distributing methamphetamine and bribery. He has pleaded not guilty.

 

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