A former prison guard pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that he agreed to smuggle OxyContin and a cell phone to a prisoner in exchange for $1,000.
Dupree Myers, 27, worked at the city’s Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility. He faces up to 40 years in jail, plus supervised release, a special assessment and possible fine, authorities said Thursday.
Hes one of six prison guards facing charges in unrelated indictments from within the Philadelphia Prison System.
Guilty pleas have been offered in four of those cases, including: George Kindle, a former correctional officer at The House of Corrections; Marc Thompson, a former correctional officer at The House of Corrections; John Wesley Herder, a former correctional officer at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility and Joseph Romano, a former correctional officer at The Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center.
Bryant Fields, a former correctional officer at The Detention Center, is awaiting trial.