Jail Guard Caught Smuggling Drugs

Sting operation occurred outside jail

By Elliott Beazley
|  Thursday, Oct 7, 2010  |  Updated 2:22 PM CDT
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Jail Guard Caught Smuggling Drugs

Cook County Sherrif

 A Cook County Jail corrections officer was caught in a sting operation while accepting money to deliver drugs to an inmate, Sheriff Thomas Dart announced Thursday.

Timothy Fuller, 42, of Oak Park, is charged with four felonies, including possession of marijuana and cocaine with intent to deliver. A 15-year correctional officer, Fuller has been on watch since an internal investigation unit "received credible information that Fuller was involved in suspicious activity at the jail involving inmates under his watch," according to the news release. "Fuller had agreed to smuggle marijuana into the jail for an inmate, provided that inmate would pay him $400 for the effort."

The exchange of drugs and money was recorded on video outside the jail, as Fuller got into the car with a woman, an undercover police officer, with whom Fuller had set up the transaction.

Fuller has been in custody since Monday and is to appear in bond court at 26th and California at 11 am Thursday. According to the news release, "Fuller will now be suspended with pay pending a termination hearing before the Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board."
 

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