Miami County correctional officer arrested for trafficking
MIAMI COUNTY, Ind. (May 13, 2015) – A Miami Correctional Facility Officer was arrested for trafficking today after a criminal investigation.
Brandon Wicker, 30, surrendered to Master Trooper Jan Maller at the Miami County Jail after a warrant was served for his arrest.
He is charged with conspiracy to deal methamphetamine, trafficking with an inmate, and conspiracy to commit dealing in a schedule III controlled substance. He also faces an additional misdemeanor charge for possession of a controlled substance.
He posted a surety bond of $28,000.
In March, during a routine search inside the Miami Correctional Facility (MCF), officers discovered evidence that illegal narcotics and other contraband were being smuggled into the prison. Further investigation by MCF staff and Detective Maller revealed that Wicker was purportedly bringing the illegal items into the facility.
As part of the investigation, officers searched Wicker’s pickup truck and his Cass County home. They allegedly found prescription medication, synthetic marijuana, and other items that Wicker was allegedly preparing to smuggle to an inmate inside the prison.
Investigators also allegedly found methamphetamine, inside MCF, that Wicker had purportedly smuggled inside the high medium security men’s prison. Wicker was allegedly paid by a third party outside the prison to bring contraband into the facility.