“Harmful and silly.” Miami-Dade jailer charged with cocaine trafficking

MIAMI – Synonymous with putting drugs in a prison, much like “lighting a match near an open gasoline can – dangerous and stupid,” Prosecutor Katherine Fernandez Rundles announced on Saturday the arrest of a Miami-Dade prison guard who was cocaine Workplace: The Dade and Homestead Correctional Facility.



a fenced area of ​​grass next to a fence: Dade Correctional Institution at 19000 SW 377th St, Homestead, Florida on November 19, 2014.


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Dade Correctional Institution at 19000 SW 377th St, Homestead, Florida on November 19, 2014.



a roadside sign read: Dade Correctional Institution at 19000 SW 377th St, Homestead, Florida on November 19, 2014.


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Dade Correctional Institution at 19000 SW 377th St, Homestead, Florida on November 19, 2014.

The arrest of Dade Correctional Institution Sgt. Thursday. Travis Samuel Thompson, 26, is following a joint investigation by the Miami-Dade Police Department and the Miami-Dade District Attorney’s Office.

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Thompson is charged with trafficking in cocaine, a first degree crime. Bond has been arrested at $ 25,000 and is under house arrest on bail, according to Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation records.

Rundle’s office said Thompson joined the Florida Department of Corrections in 2015.

According to the report, Thompson allegedly met with an undercover Miami-Dade police officer and agreed to accept $ 3,000 in cash and move cocaine to the Dade Correctional Institution.

According to Rundle’s office, Thompson was taken into custody while taking possession of the drugs and cash.

“Drug addict inmates can be completely unpredictable and potentially violent as they relate to other inmates and guards and put everyone at risk,” Rundle said in a statement praising the team for “aggressively pursuing this investigation.”

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