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Orleans Co. jail officer arrested for smuggling contraband

by TSchmitt
Mon, Dec 5th 2011 09:35 am

An Orleans County Sheriff's Correction Officer is under arrest after police say he smuggled contraband into the county jail.

35-year-old Shawn Nicholson, of Medina, was arrested after an investigation that started several weeks. According to police, the six-year veteran of the Orleans County jail, was charged after a sting operation during the investigation.

Nicholson is charged with two counts each: promoting prison contraband, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal sale of a controlled substance, conspiracy, and one count official misconduct.

Police say bail has been set at $10,000 bail or bond, and he is due back in court for a preliminary hearing at Albion Town Court on Friday.


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