A corrections officer at Lieber Correctional Institution is suspected of raking in $6,000 for marijuana and tobacco that authorities said he sold to inmates on multiple occasions.
S.C. Department of Corrections police arrested Joshua Jerome Glover, 27, on Friday. He is charged with possession with intent to distribute, furnishing or attempting to furnish a prisoner with contraband, accepting a bribe as a public official, misconduct in office and criminal conspiracy.
Glover told investigators he brought marijuana into the Ridgeville prison 10 times since December, affidavits stated. He brought in tobacco about 15 times.
Agents found a package containing about 5 ounces of marijuana in Glover’s car, the affidavits said.
Glover has been fired, according to Jeff Taillon, a Department of Corrections spokesman. He had been employed at the prison since June.