The news is out: [Equating bringing drugs into a prison as akin to “lighting a match near an open container of gasoline — dangerous and foolish,” State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle’s office announced on Saturday the arrest of a Miami-Dade prison guard for bringing cocaine into his workplace: The Dade and Homestead Correctional Institution.
The Thursday arrest of Dade Correctional Institution Sgt. Travis Samuel Thompson, 26, follows a joint investigation by the Miami-Dade Police Department and the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.
Thompson is charged with one count of cocaine trafficking, a first-degree felony. Bond was set at $25,000 and he is under house arrest after making bail, according to Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation records.
Rundle’s office said Thompson has worked for the Florida Department of Corrections since 2015.
According to the report, Thompson allegedly met with an undercover Miami-Dade police officer and agreed to accept $3,000 cash and to bring cocaine into the Dade Correctional Institution.
Thompson was taken into custody when he took possession of the drugs and cash, according to Rundle’s office.]
Sgt. Travis Samuel Thompson needed the money.