Prison guard suspected of smuggling contraband resigns

Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2000

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fairbanks prison guard suspected of smuggling contraband has reportedly resigned from his job, according to prison officials.

The guard is suspected of bringing an unknown quantity of tobacco into the Fairbanks Correctional Center, said Bruce Richards, a state prisons spokesman.

Tobacco is on the list of illegal substances, along with drugs, alcohol and other substances.

The guard's name has not been released by prison officials.

Alaska State Troopers are investigating the alleged smuggling.

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