Former Hays State Prison corrections officer pleads guilty to smuggling drugs for gang members
A former corrections officer at Hays State Prison has pleaded guilty to smuggling drugs into the Georgia prison.
Voltaire Peter Pierre, a former corrections officer, admitted to smuggling methamphetamine, crack cocaine, and marijuana past prison security and for inmates, many of whom were Bloods gang members, in exchange for payment.
The Department of Justice said that Pierre stored the drugs at his home before smuggling them into the prison. Pierre also pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on premises where a minor resides.
“Public service is a duty and a privilege, not an opportunity to leverage a position of trust for personal financial gain,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “As a former corrections officer, Pierre violated his oath to uphold the law, betrayed the community, and endangered his fellow officers and inmates. We will continue working with our federal and state law enforcement partners to ferret out and remove corrupt officials and to combat the flow of drugs and other contraband into our prisons.”
The DoJ said that Pierre began smuggling drugs into the prison starting in June of 2018, and continued until his arrest on October 1, 2018.